updated 02/19/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/19/2013 AT 11:40 AM ET
Just days before her apparent suicide, Mindy McCready was ready to release a suicide-prevention video dedicated to her deceased boyfriend David Wilson.
As she sings “I’ll See You Yesterday,” a song intended for her next album, a photo of a rural scene transitions to pictures of McCready and Wilson, followed by contact information for suicideispreventable.org. It had been intended to be used as a PSA.
“She told me that it was beautiful, it made her cry and was exactly what she wanted,” says Dan “Danno” Hanks, a private investigator friend who produced the video. “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.”