The mother of the CEO of Uber, the transportation network company, died in a boat accident Friday evening in California, the company said.
Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of Fresno County, authorities said.
They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The ride-hailing company has grown to become an international operation and a pioneer in the sharing economy with a market value of nearly $70 billion.
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.” Read more at Fox News.