My DS #1's father died in his sleep the night before last. He was only 29 and so far the cause was unknown. He had majority custody of DS #1 so now he is with me, of course, and I'm just dubfounded. Luckily my ex's g/f found him and my DS did not. My son is 7 but he's delayed and he does not understand. He asked me if his daddy got killed and I told him no, he just passed away. But he does not understand. We separated in the fall of 2012 and I've since re-married and had DS #2. I was definitely not in love with him anymore, but we were married for 8 years and it was just very sudden. Is there anyone who has ever dealt with this that has any advice? My DH lives in another state so I'm handling it all alone.