GAC extends condolences to Mindy McCready, whose partner, songwriter/producer David Wilson, 34, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, died in the early evening of January 13. Wilson was the father of Mindy’s 9-month-old son, Zayne (Mindy also has an older son, Zander, from a previous relationship). Mindy released this statement via her publicist:
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 truely loving and gifted man.
UPDATE: According to The Boot, the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office in Heber Springs, Arkansas released the cause of Wilson’s death: suicide.