Mindy McCready

'I call my life a beautiful mess and organized chaos ... I think that's really the life of a celebrity, of a big, huge, giant personality.'

As a young country-music star, McCready scored 12 hits, including "Guys Do It All the Time." But personal problems--drug and alcohol abuse and run-ins with the law--overwhelmed her career. On Feb. 17, a month after her boyfriend apparently took his own life, it seems McCready did the same. She was 37 years old and leaves behind two sons.

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