McCready's partner in suspected suicide

Mindy McCready's boyfriend died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials in Arkansas.

Published 15/01/2013 12:00

The singer is mourning the loss of her music producer partner David Wilson, the father of her nine-month-old son Zayne, after he passed away on Sunday night.

It has now emerged the 34-year-old died in a suspected suicide at his Arkansas home, according to the New York Daily News.

The country star released a statement after his death, paying tribute to her boyfriend: "Today, we mourn the loss of my life partner and my children's father, David Wilson. David was my soulmate...

"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."

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