I've been ducking this thread again.
But had to post re Mindy McCready.
This is sad --- and beyond sad, actually --- on so many levels.
Her boys. Her addiction and mental health problems. Her attempting to take her life on at least two prior occasions, based on what I've read since I first heard about her death.
And KatesMom is right --- the father of the eldest of her boys did try to kill her. Quite by accident, while channel surging, I ran up on a Bio network "Celebrity Close Calls" program sometime late last year. It had (obviously) celebs telling their stories of how they'd almost died (with recreations and dramatizations). Frankly, after hearing and seeing Mindy's story, I wondered how she DIDN'T wind up dead from that attack.
Not sure, but I think he may be in jail right now.
And last night on CNN, I heard Dr. Drew mention that she'd been on "Celebrity Rehab" (I remembered that) and had recently checked into rehab again, only to check herself out after ten days because she was so concerned and worried about being stigmatized and judged by the public because of getting treatment for her issues.
And now this.
And she was only 37.
I truly hope, too, that there is a stable relative who can and will step forward to see to her boys.
I'm so sorry that she never found the peace and happiness she --- like we all --- wanted and needed in this life, and that it had to end for her in this manner.
I saw that episode, too. It has been a while, though, and I don't remember them saying it was the oldest's dad. I do remember being surprised she survived it, though.
so I also read that her 5 year old was upstairs in the house when it happened?
It sounds like the media hounded her, and in her state of mind, she never took time to get well . There are times they really need to step back, and let someone get well
If that's true, then God have mercy on that poor child.
But we all know that's not likely to happen.
Also, to correct my earlier post . . .
I'd mentioned above that I thought the father of her eldest (Zander?) might be in jail?
They were interviewing him on some program this afternoon. He said he'd be willing to take both boys in so they could grow up together and not be separated.
Maybe he's done his time and is willing now to do what he can for his son and his son's brother?
Only time will tell.
Mindy McCready found dead in her home at 37 | World news | The Guardian
yes it says he was in an upstairs closet
Jerry Buss died yesterday at 80.
Los Angeles Lakers mourn death of owner Jerry Buss - ESPN Los Angeles