John Sundahl, the ex-boyfriend of Britney Spears, who dated her in 2007, has been killed, according to entertainmentwise.com.
The helicopter pilot, who helped Britney through her 2007 public breakdown and alcoholism, was shot down by a missile fired by Taliban fighters.
The 44-year-old was believed to have been killed during a trip from Kabul where he had been transporting officials across the country as a private contractor.
His brother Karl spoke to reporters from John’s Los Angeles home, explaining: “John was on a journey from Kabul when he was shot at and killed. We were told by the State that John had died, they told us the Taliban did it. This is just awful. My family are heartbroken, my parents are elderly so this is very tough for them, and all of us.”
His family say that Britney is “upset too,” although she is yet to publically comment on her loss. “John was still good friends with Britney, he talked to her regularly,” assured Karl. “They dated for a while but always kept in touch afterwards.”
John’s body was laid to rest at a Los Angeles Buddhist temple last week. His brother described the tragedy as “heartbreaking,” adding: “John went there to try and repair the country. He was trying to help people, he would often say that the country was in chaos.”