Authorities investigating the country singer's death have confirmed that the 37-year-old took her own life following the outcome of a preliminary autopsy.
McCready was found dead at a house in Heber Springs, Arkansas on Sunday (February 17) after Cleburne County Sheriff's Office received reports that gun shots had been fired in the area.
Officials believe that she shot and killed her late boyfriend David Wilson's dog, which was found by her side at the property.
"It is with the deepest sadness we say goodbye to an extraordinary and gifted talent, a daughter, a mother and friend, Miss Mindy McCready," the musician's family said in a short statement released to Reuters.
The family appealed for privacy, and additionally confirmed that a memorial service organised by McCready's "friend in music" will be held in Nashville at a later date.
Wilson's death on January 13 is still under investigation.
Watch Mindy McCready's music video for 'You'll Never Know' below: