WATCH: Mindy McCready's Suicide Prevention Video
February 19, 2013
Country singer Mindy McCready recorded a song for a suicide prevention video she was preparing to release before her own apparent suicide.
McCready sings I'll See You Yesterday during the video, which according to her friend Dan "Danno" Hanks -- a Los Angeles-based private investigator -- was intended to be used in a PSA for the anti-suicide organization suicideispreventable.org.
"She told me that it was beautiful, it made her cry and was exactly what she wanted," Hanks, who produced the video, told People magazine. "I asked her if I could post it and Mindy's answer was, 'You'll know when it's right.' In hindsight, she was having me produce her suicide video," Hanks said.
The video was dedicated to the singer's deceased boyfriend David Wilson, who died last month after being discovered with a gunshot wound to the head on the same porch where McCready was found dead last Sunday. Along with the audio track of McCready singing, the PSA also shows rural scenes from her home state of Arkansas, as well as photos of McCready and Wilson.
The song -- which had been intended for McCready's next album -- was written by her friend Courtney Dashe and co-writer Jason Walker. "We know she has been through a lot and the song clearly resonated with her," Dashe told People. Dashe added that the song "had been really helping (McCready) cope with the loss of her boyfriend."