Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s mother, Bonnie Kalanick, was killed in a boating accident at Pine Flat Lake in California. His father, Donald Kalanick was also involved in the accident and was reportedly taken to a local hospital is listed as in “serious condition” but stable.
According to reports, his parents have been longtime boaters.
In a memo to Uber staff, Liane Hornsey, the chief human resources officer, called the incident an “unthinkable tragedy.” She wrote that “everyone in the Uber family knows how incredibly close Travis is to his parents.”
Officers were called to the scene of an accident at 05:00 pm on Friday and found a man and woman on a shore of the lake, the Fresno County Sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Travis Kalanick, 40 founded Uber in 2009. The company at present, has a market value of nearly $70 billion.
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