Country singer Mindy McCready’s boyfriend and the biological father to one of her sons has passed away tragically. Songwriter and producer David Wilson, 34, was found dead over the weekend at his home in Heber Springs, Arkansas. As of yet, no cause of death has been determined.
“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,” Mindy said in a statement to Rumorfix. “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.”
UPDATE - The Cleburne County Sheriff’s department has revealed David Wilson was found in his house in Heber Springs with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after emergency services and police responded to a call from an unknown source at around 6:15pm on Sunday.
Although Mindy refers to David (seen in the photo above) as her “children’s father,” David isn’t Zander’s real dad — Billy Knight is — and the custody issues surrounding him have been complicated to say the least. Either way, David had stuck by Mindy and Zander through everything, and in April of last year, they welcomed a baby boy of their own, Zayne.
Mindy, 37, has had more than her fair share of setbacks. In addition to her battles with substance that led to her appearance on the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Mindy was involved in a scandalous affair with baseball player Roger Clemens, had a sex tape released in 2010, has been arrested numerous times including once for a suicide attempt and another following a scuffle with her mother, and was suspected of kidnapping in 2011.