Mindy McCready's Boyfriend David Wilson Dead at 34

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Singer-songwriter David Wilson, 34, died in his Heber Springs, Arkansas home on Sunday evening, reportedly from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.  He was country singer Mindy McCready's boyfriend and the father of her 9-month-old son, Zayne.

The Cleburne County Arkansas Sheriff's Office confirmed that authorities responded to his home on Sunday after receiving a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mindy released a statement:

"Today, we mourn the loss of my life partner and my children's father.  David Wilson was my soul-mate, 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 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."

McCready, 37, has struggled with her own demons, including drug busts, jail stints, severe depression and a suicide attempt in 2008 that led to her hospitalization after she cut her wrists and took pills.  The series of legal woes led the Arkansas court system to award primary custody of her oldest son, 6, to the singer's mother.

In 2008, it was revealed that the troubled singer had carried on a long-term affair with baseball star Roger Clemens that began when she was 15.

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