Mindy McCready Denies She Killed Boyfriend David Wilson, Blasts Reports of an Affair

Country singer says on "Today" that she has a portion of her dead beau's ashes but hasn't yet decided how to say her final goodbye.

By Alexis L. Loinaz and Natalie Finn
|  Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013  |  Updated 2:33 PM EDT
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Mindy McCready's life has taken another tragic turn.

The country singer is mourning the loss of her "soul mate," David Wilson, after he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound earlier this month. Now, McCready is opening up for the first time about the tragedy, addressing lingering questions surrounding the circumstances of his death and slamming rampant speculation.

In an upcoming "Dateline" interview, a portion of which aired on the "Today" show Tuesday, McCready denied she had any involvement in Wilson's death when asked flat-out whether she had shot him.

"Oh my god, no. Oh my god, no," McCready responded. "He was my life. We were each other's life."

But when asked whether she believed "100 percent" that Wilson killed himself or whether he might have been murdered, the singer fell silent before saying, "I don't know."

Mindy McCready mourns "soul mate" David Wilson

McCready also blasted rumors that Wilson was seeing someone else, insisting, "David was not having an affair with another woman. That is absolutely totally untrue."

She also paid tribute to Wilson, saying that "he didn't just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soul mate."

"I've never gone through anything this painful," she added, "nor will I ever again go through anything as painful."

The Ten Thousand Angels artist did not attend a Jan. 19 memorial for Wilson in Fayetteville that was organized by a few college pals.

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Per the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, emergency responders arrived at Wilson's Heber Springs residence at around 6:15 pm. on Jan. 13 in response to a call about a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The musician was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead shortly after 8 p.m.

McCready had been living there with the couple's 9-month-old son, Zayne, and her 6-year-old son Zander from a previous relationship.

Wilson's death put a number of questions into the heads of those close to him who are now wondering why he would have possibly committed suicide. One of the close pals who organized his memorial told E! News, "He was a really great guy and dad. It doesn't make sense."

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