The Nashville community is notoriously close knit. When the news of country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide started to break, famous friends, fans and journalists alike took to social media to send out their Music City memories:
I grew up listening to Mindy McCready...so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them...
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) February 18, 2013
Dang, sad to hear about Mindy McCready.....she had a tough run, hate to hear it had to end like this...prayers
— Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) February 18, 2013
Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.
— John Rich (@johnrich) February 18, 2013
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
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) February 18, 2013
I knew Mindy and always rooted for her to overcome the obstacles she faced. Was incredibly talented. She's gone too soon.#MindyMcCready
— Shane Tallant (@shanetallant) February 18, 2013
Wow, just heard about Mindy McCready. Grew up listening to her & even got to know her while I was in Nashville. May her soul rest in peace.
— Diana DeGarmo (@DianaDeGarmo) February 18, 2013
Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.
— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) February 18, 2013
Mindy herself hadn't tweeted since January 19 when she replied to a fan who seemed concerned about her lack of tweets lately:
@dancinjake Things have been hectic. But I'm still here..
— Mindy McCready (@mindymccready) January 19, 2012
HLN will continue to update the story as new information becomes available.
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