Turns out Mindy McCready had already recorded that song she was working on for dead boyfriend David Wilson, and now a friend of the couple has released it for the first time. After Wilson, who produced the song, committed suicide, McCready hoped the music video could be a tribute to him while also acting as a sort of anti-suicide PSA. When Danno Hanks finished the video Friday, McCready told him it was "beautiful" and said he would "know when" to release it. She was found dead Sunday. Even so, she was acting "upbeat" when she and Hanks last spoke on Saturday, he tells Radar.
But she doesn't sound so upbeat in her last phone call with Hanks, who for some reason taped their conversations. E! has audio of the call from the day before McCready's death, in which she tearfully describes finding Wilson's body and begging him, "Please don't die." McCready also expressed anger that she wasn't allowed to spend Wilson's last few hours with him, because police were doing a gunshot residue test on her. A law enforcement source tells People that McCready's story changed a few times—"At first, she said she hadn't heard the gunshot because the TV was too loud. Then she said she had heard the gunshot"—and that the sheriff had "a lot of questions" for her before she, too, died. The coroner has still not officially declared Wilson's death a suicide.