Mindy McCready Tearful, Upset in Final Phone Call

And her final song is released

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 19, 2013 10:18 AM CST

(Newser) – 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.

In this Jan. 26, 1997 file photo, Mindy McCready, left, LeAnn Rimes, and Terri Clark joke around after a rehearsal for the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield, File)
In this June 5, 2008 file photo, country music artist Mindy McCready performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, File)
Mindy McCready perfoms at the CMA Music Festival Thursday, June 5, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Bill Waugh)
Mindy McCready waves to the crowd as she is introduced at a Nashville Broncs basketball game Nov. 14, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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The last song produced By David Wilson before his death. Written by Courtney Dashe and recorded by Mindy McCready.   (Danno Hanks)

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