Mindy McCready's "soulmate" David Wilson dead at 34

Jan 14, 2013 at 5:29 p.m. ET

Mindy McCready is in mourning today, after the death of David Wilson. Calling the 34-year-old her "soulmate," the singer has written a tribute to the father of her 9-month-old son.

Mindy McCready

Mindy McCready is struggling to cope with the loss of her boyfriend and father to her young son, Zayne. Though David Wilson's cause of death has yet to be released, we do know the singer-songwriter was just 34-years-old.

In a statement about her boyfriend's death released Monday, McCready shared, "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."

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David Wilson is being described as having been a father figure to McCreedy's 7-year-old son Zander, whose biological father is her former boyfriend, Billy McKnight.

The 37-year-old, who gave birth to her second son just nine months ago, continued, "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."

"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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The Celebrity Rehab alumna has infamously been through a series of problems with the law, including arrests, custody battles, domestic issues, drug problems and a suicide attempt. David Wilson stood by McCready's side through much of the drama, including a dramatic 2011 custody issue with Zander, and a media mixup that reported she was expecting twins while pregnant with Zayne.

David Wilson died Sunday night in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Our thoughts go out to his friends and familly, especially Zander, Zayne and Mindy McCready.

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