Stars React To The Death Of Mindy McCready
Mindy McCready performs at the V-Day Presentation of Any One Of Us: Words From Prison at Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center June 21, 2006 in New York City
LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
The celebrity community has reacted with sadness over the loss of country singer Mindy McCready, who has died at the age of 37.
Many took to Twitter on Sunday following the news of the singer’s death to express their shock and grief.
Carrie Underwood: “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready.. So sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them.”
Natalie Maines: “Too much tragedy to overcome. R.I.P Mindy McCready.”
LeAnn Rimes: “My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons.”
Randy Jackson: “RIP Mindy McCready. Sad. Sad.”
Clay Aiken: “I listened admiringly to Mindy McCready growing up. May she finally be at peace and lend her beautiful voice to heaven’s #tenthousandangels”
Wynonna Judd: “Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life. Addiction is a disease and not a character flaw. When the pain becomes too much, it causes people to want that pain to stop. This is just so unbelievable & so sad. God be with the family and those babies. Surround them with your grace and mercy. Sleep in Heavenly peace, Mindy.”
Martina McBride: “So sad.”
Chely Wright: “Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory.”
Diana DeGarmo: “Grew up listening to her & even got to know her while I was in Nashville. May her soul rest in peace.”
Charlie Daniels: “Mindy McCready I will always remember you as the sweet,beautiful and talented young lady you were when I met you all those years ago So sad.”
Hillary Scott: “My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her two precious little boys. May God’s peace and protection be on them!”
Richard Marx: “Such a drag to hear about Mindy McCready. Her poor children.”
Jason Aldean: “Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her two boys and her family.”
John Rich: “Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Arkansas’ Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said McCready appeared to have committed suicide on Sunday.
-- Jesse Spero
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