Mindy McCready’s Heartbroken Mom: ‘I Wish I Could Hold Her In My Arms Again’

/ February 20, 2013

Mindy McCready Dead
The 37-year-old country singer committed suicide at her home.
Gayle Inge, the mother of country singer Mindy McCready, is speaking out for the first time since her daughter’s apparent and tragic suicide on Sunday.

“I wish I could hold her in my arms again,” a heartbroken Inge told Celebuzz in an exclusive interview. “I will never get over this.”

McCready, 37, was found dead at her home in Heber Springs, Ark., after police responded to reports of hearing gunshots. She died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to initial reports from the Cleburne County’s sheriff’s office.

As more details are sorted out, Inge says that she and her family are trying to find ways to cope with and mourn the loss of the “Ten Thousand Angels” singer.

“We break down and tell stories about her and laugh and talk about her and then break down again,” Inge said. “We don’t know how to handle this or know what to do. We take it one day at a time.”

Inge adds that her family is currently planning a memorial for her late daughter, tentatively set for Feb. 26. The date is subject to change, however, if preparations are not ready in time.

McCready’s suicide ended a long and tragic life for the country singer, who battled multiple arrests, addictions and suicide attempts leading up to her death.

In January, her boyfriend and father of one of her children, David Wilson, was also found dead, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The following month, McCready’s two children — Zander, 6, and Zayne, 10 months — were removed from her home and a judge ordered her to enter a treatment facility for mental health and alcohol issues.

She was released into outpatient treatment one day later.

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