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Country singer Mindy McCready performs Nov. 14, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville police say McCready has been hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt Dec. 17. - Provided courtesy of AP / AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Mindy McCready mourns untimely death of 'life partner' David Wilson

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01/14/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

Country singer Mindy McCready is mourning the loss of the father of her child.

McCready, 37, is grieving over the death of her "life partner" David Wilson, according to People magazine.

Wilson, a 34-year-old singer-songwriter, died at home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on Sunday evening of undisclosed causes.

"David was my soulmate," McCready said in a statement obtained by People. "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 know know David missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man."

The pair welcomed their first child together, a son named Zayne, on April 9, 2012.

"Zayne is truly a blessing and a joy," McCready and Wilson said in a statement to E! News on April 12, 2012. "It was a long and trying pregnancy - we're so happy he's here. There are no words to convey how happy we are."

McCready also has another son, Zander. She made headlines in December 2011 after refusing to return him back to his Florida home following a visit. McCready's mother, Gayle Inge, was awarded guardianship of Zander in 2007 following the singer's trouble with the law.

The singer has dealt with domestic abuse, drug and DUI arrests as well as a suicide attempt since the mid-1990s, after she released her double platinum debut album "Ten Thousand Angels" in 1996.

McCready appeared on the third season of Dr. Drew's reality drama series "Celebrity Rehab" in 2010.

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