Embattled country star Mindy McCready is in mourning following the death of her boyfriend.
Music producer David Wilson passed away on Sunday night (13Jan13) of unknown causes, aged 34.
Wilson was the father of the singer's nine-month-old son Zayne; he also helped MCCready co-parent her six-year-old son Zander.
A statement from the star reads, "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."
Meanwhile, the Ten Thousand Angels hitmaker has asked for privacy via her publicist: "While arrangements are being made and Mr. Wilson (is being) laid to rest, the family appreciates utmost care and consideration of their privacy."