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Twitter and Facebook felt an immediate reaction from thousands of fans last night when the news broke of country singer Mindy McCready’s death. The troubled country star apparently took her own life and died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to her head.

Mindy had tried to take her own life three times before, between 2005 and 2008.

Her death comes just a month after longtime boyfriend and father of her youngest son David Wilson also passed away. Wilson is believed to have shot himself on the same porch as McCready in the home they shared in Herber Springs.

Mindy is the fifth celebrity to pass away after appearing on the MTV reality show, “Celebrity Rehab” with Dr. Drew Pinsky, the third from her season.

Remembering the singer, celebrities took to Twitter to share their condolences:

Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood): “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…”

Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra): “Sad news about Mindy Mcready… Apparent suicide.. #RIP.”

Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean): “Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her two boys and her family.”

LeAnn Rimes (@leannrimes): “My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons.”

Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA): “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!”

Chely Wright (@chelywright): “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.

Wynonna Judd ‏(@WynonnaMusic): “Sleep in Heavenly peace Mindy. Unbelievable & so sad. God be with the family & those babies. Surround them with your grace & mercy.”

Keith Urban/Facebook: “Blessings to all of Mindy McCready’s family and friends today. Very sad indeed. -KU”

I wonder if Mindy knew how beloved she really was – from friends and fans alike. This story might have a different ending if she did….

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