|Updated: 1/14 5:52 pm
||Published: 1/14 3:03 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – David Wilson, the boyfriend of country music star Mindy McCready, died Sunday night in Heber Springs, according to the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office and North Star EMS responded to a call of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home on Fox Chase Road in Heber Springs. Wilson was taken to Baptist Hospital and was pronounced dead a short while later.
McCready and Wilson have a 9-month-old child together.
Statement from McCready:
"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."