Britney Spears' Ex-Boyfriend Reportedly Killed By Taliban in Afghanistan

Britney Spears is reportedly devastated after learning her ex-boyfriend -- who also helped her quit drinking alcohol when she was going through a particularly rough time -- was shot dead by the Taliban while flying his helicopter in Afghanistan. John Sundahl, 44, reportedly met the 33-year-old singer in Alcoholics Anonymous back in 2007 and she always respected him, even after they broke up after briefly dating.

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Sundahl, 44, was allegedly working as a private contractor tranporting officials around Afghanistan in a helicopter. His family says he went overseas in an effort to help its people and "repair the country."

The Los Angeles native reportedly told the National Enquirer that he had laid it all on the line for Britney when they met and confessed he didn't think her chances of survival were great if she continued to drink booze. He also says he encouraged her to get sober for the sake of her children if she had no intention of doing it for herself. He then publicly praised her for changing her life and going in a totally different direction.

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Brit and Sundahl reportedly remained on friendly terms for years after their split, and there's even a rumor that they got back together last summer, though no one can confirm this AND, if it did happen, it was brief, since the pop singer is very obviously in love with Charlie Ebersol now.

Britney hasn't commented about this tragedy, but a loss like this would be heartbreaking for anyone. Our hearts go out to the singer and Sundahl's family and friends at this difficult time.

 

 

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