The Dark Truth Behind Mindy McCready's Fatal Opioid Habit That Led To Suicide

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Feb. 13 2018, Published 3:26 p.m. ET

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Beloved country singer Mindy McCready took her own life in 2013, after developing an unhealthy relationship with prescription medication. Now, REELZ's new show, Autopsy: Mindy McCready, seeks to uncover the truth behind the late star's fatal habit.

As readers know, the 37-year-old mother of two shot herself on the porch of her house in Heber Springs Arkansas.

In REELZ's new docuseries, renowned Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the un-diagnosed mental condition (allegedly caused by prescription medication) that may have led McCready to plan her own death.

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"So far, I've discovered that 10 years before she died, Mindy had begun drinking heavily and also had a problem with Oxycodone, a synthetic opioid," says Hunter in the clip.

"Statistically, many of those who abused Oxycodone, also abuse other substances. I need to find out whether that's true for Mindy, and if so, what impact that had on her death," he adds of the "You'll Never Know" singer.

Autopsy: Mindy McCready airs Sunday, February 18 at 8:00 ET / PT on REELZ.

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