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    Mindy McCready Death: Friend Shawn Carnes Spoke Fondly of the Country Singer Days Before Her Apparent Suicide

    The late star will be fondly remembered by her peers.

    Just a couple of days before Mindy McCready took her life in what authorities say appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a friend of the country singer, Shawn Carnes, shared kind words about the star to E! News.

    "Mindy is strong-willed. I think she's strong enough to do anything," Carnes said on Feb. 15, adding that when it came to past relationships, "She's had some characters, but David [Wilson] was different."

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    Carnes talked about McCready's time with Wilson, who died in January of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    "Just a great-looking guy. Seemed like someone who could conquer," Carnes said. "And seeing them together...was really cool. I like seeing Mindy happy with someone...[She] is the most giving and caring person that I've met. She's a giver."

    Carnes also shared that he came across what may be the last collaboration between the two lovers—a song.

    "It's so eerie. I found some of the last music that they had recorded and one of the last songs, 'I'll See You Yesterday.' It just seems so prophetic...and really, really powerful."

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    Sadly, on Feb. 17, McCready's body was found at her Heber Springs, Ark., home. She is survived by her two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9-months-old.

    Tune in to E! News Tuesday at 7 p.m./11:30 p.m. for the full interview.

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