Uber boss Travis Kalanick’s mother dies in boating accident

Bonnie Kalanick, 71, was out on pool with spouse Donald, 78, in Fresno, California, when barge reportedly stumbled a stone and sank

The mother of Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, has died in a boating accident. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, croaked after the barge she and her husband, Donald, 78, were going punch a stone in Pine Flat Lake in Fresno county, California, arbiters said.

The couple from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Northridge have been longtime boaters. In a memo to Uber staff, Liane Hornsey, the principal human resources officer, called the incident an inconceivable tragedy. She wrote that everyone in the Uber clas known to be incredibly open Travis is to his parents.

Kalanick posted a photo with his parents on Twitter when they went to the Kentucky Derby together on 6 May.

travis kalanick (@ travisk)

Hello Louisville !! 1st tournament with Mom and dad pic.twitter.com/ GXl9HGawXk

May 6, 2017

About 5pm on Friday officers were called to the scene of the accident and observed the Kalanicks on a beach of the pool, the Fresno sheriffs agency said.

Bonnie Kalanick croaked at the incident and her husband was taken to hospital with moderate hurts. He told officers the barge had sunk.

Travis Kalanick, 40, founded Uber in 2009. The busines had now been grown to become an international functioning with a market value of roughly $70 bn.

With Reuters and Associated Press

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