John Sundahl, 44, was a civilian contractor in Afghanistan working as a helicopter pilot. He was also formerly a boyfriend of pop-star Brittney Spears. The two reportedly met in 2007 at Alcoholics Anonymous and Sundahl is credited with assisting in Spears’ recovery.
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Though the pair only dated briefly, family and friends report they remained close and Spears is distraught over his death. The brother of the deceased indicates there was a momentary rekindling of the relationship between Spears and Sundahl last summer, but the two were no longer romantically involved. It appears they shared a common experience and valued their friendship.
Mr. Sundahl’s body was recovered and taken to Los Angeles for burial.
Written by Holly Rennels