Mindy McCready’s apparent suicide is just one in a string of tragic deaths connected to Celebrity Rehab.
The country star, who appeared on the VH1 show in 2009 because of her addiction to pills and alcohol, often turned to Dr. Drew Pinksy long after she left the show. But her demons proved too great.
Here are four other Celeb Rehab stars who have died:
Dr. Drew tells RumorFix he reached out to Mindy after he found out that her boyfriend apparently committed suicide. “Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.”
Celebrity Rehab ended its run in 2011. Since then Dr. Drew has retooled the show and now does Rehab with Dr. Drew, which does not include stars.