Mindy McCready’s Ex Not Shocked By Singer’s Suicide (VIDEO)

Billy McKnight, who is also the father of McCready’s 6-year-old son, spoke about the late star on “The Today Show.”

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Mindy McCready Dead
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Mindy McCready’s long battle with demons ended on Sunday, when she took her own life in an apparent suicide in her Arkansas home.

The 37-year-old leaves behind two sons Zander, 6, with ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight and Zayne, 10 months.

According to McKnight, McCready’s death “didn’t come as a major shock.”

“I was around her when she attempted suicide twice. So, you know, I knew it was in her,” he said on The Today Show Monday morning. “I feel for her mother and her family and especially my son, you know. But I can’t say that it shocked me. No.”

McCready's previous suicide attempts took place in Florida in July 2005, and again just two months later, while she was pregnant with her first child. In December 2008, the troubled star was admitted to a hospital after being discovered with cuts on her wrists.

In January, shortly after the death of boyfriend David Wilson (who is the father of her toddler Zayne), McCready was ordered to check into a treatment facility. Her children were placed in foster care.

, cousins, aunts, uncles. He needs to come home,” McKnight said on Monday.

Before taking her own life, McCready had spent two days in the hospital before being transported to an outpatient program.

“I don’t know how she got out,” McKnight said. “I don’t have those exact details. Mindy does have a way of talking her way out of situations that maybe she shouldn’t have been so good at . . . but the demons that she hasn’t beaten were there.”

McCready’s most recent album, I’m Still Here, was released in March 2010. Her most popular singles include “Ten Thousand Angels,” “Guys Do It All the Time” and “All I Want Is Everything.”

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  • Denise

    Don't know why anyone would give this abuser the time of day. Mindy's physical brain damage probably came from him beating her and obviously much of the psychological damage came from his verbal abuse. Why give the guy a platform? He should be in jail.

  • Diann Graham
    Diann Graham

    Billy McKnight is a bastard! He purposely called DHS and caused her demise by doing so. NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL in her system when DHS had her tested. Billy McKnight you distressed her, knowing she was suicidal and you are guilty of murder all for custody of Zander, you will never get custody of him because he belongs with his grandmother and the state of Florida says so. Billy McKnight you are a bastard, you got Mindy hooked on drugs, beat her constantly and made her suicidal, yes Billy you did this. YOU MURDERED HER with one phone call. I wish the law would charge you for her death. Go straight to hell Billy McKnight, do not even speak her name you worthless bastard!