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Friend records conversation with McCready day before she dies

  • Police say the singer apparently shot and killed herself Sunday
  • ‘It was like [Mindy] would talk about herself in the third person,’ friend says
  • Friend explains what he thinks was the only thing helping her hold things together

After a long struggle with addiction, mental illness and custody issues, country star Mindy McCready died Sunday at the age of 37.

Authorities say she shot herself on her front porch in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

On Monday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew talked to McCready's good friend Danno Hanks who recorded a conversation with her the day before she died.

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