Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s Mother, Bonnie Kalanick, Dies In Boating Accident
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick‘s parents were involved in a boating accident on Friday. The CEO’s mother was killed and his father is badly injured.
The company, in a statement on Saturday, called the incident an “unspeakable tragedy” and said that Kalanick’s father remains in a “serious condition.”
Bonnie Kalanick was 71 when she died. An autopsy was performed on Sunday, but results are not public.
Kalanick’s parents, who went on frequent boating trips, were on Pine Flat Lake in Fresno County, California, when the accident occurred.
Further investigation will be conducted as to how the accident occurred. “A preliminary report indicates the boat struck a rock and the man and woman on the boat suffered injuries from the collision,” the sheriff’s statement said.
Kalanick’s father is being treated at a hospital, a representative for Uber confirmed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Travis and his family in this heartbreaking time,” Uber’s statement said. The statement was also sent by email to Uber employees.
Kalanick was close with his mother, a person close to him said. Just over a week ago, he shared a Facebook post for Mother’s Day with photos of them together, saying “I appreciate my mom, her infinite love and huge [heart] more and more.”
As time goes on, I appreciate my mom, her infinite love and huge ❤️ more and more.Leaving Los Angeles (my home town) today, I already miss her..Happy Mother's Day to the best mom out there. Love ya Mom.
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