Troubled country star Mindy McCready is mourning the death of her boyfriend, who passed away on Sunday night in Arkansas of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
McCready and Wilson have a nine-month-old son named Zayne together.
Mindy’s boyfriend passed away on Sunday night at his residence in Heber Springs, Arkansas.
The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and North Star EMS responded to an emergency call of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home on Fox Chase Road in Heber Springs. David Wilson was rushed to Baptist Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Mindy McCready, 37, made national headlines in December 2011 when she took off with her seven-year-old son, Zander, from her mother’s Florida home and hid out at Wilson’s home in Arkansas.
She was found hiding in a closet clutching the child after a nationwide manhunt. Zander was taken from his McCready armed and placed in foster care.
McCready rose to fame in 1996 with her hit country song “Ten Thousand Angels”. Her album with the same title went double platinum.
Mindy has had a long battle with drug/alcohol addiction and even starred on “Celebrity Rehab” with Dr. Drew Pinsky.
The former country said in a statement on her boyfriend’s death:
“Today, we mourn the loss of my life partner and my children’s father, David Wilson. David was my soulmate, he was a caregiver and guiding hand to our sons, Zander and Zayne.
“He was a precious gift from God to all of us and, yesterday, he returned home and is now with his mother and father. David loved and he was loved. Those who knew and loved him will miss him; those who did not know David, missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man.”
Mindy’s brother Joshua said that his sister is too upset to speak with anyone right now. He said, “She’s going through a lot right now. What happened was tragic, there’s no doubt about it. I knew David pretty well. Mindy is in no condition to to be talking right now. She’s too upset. She is being looked after by relatives”.
Wilson is said to be a record producer and songwriter.
There are no criminal charges and the investigation into David Wilson’s death is ongoing.
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