Google Exec Among the Dead on Everest

Dan Fredinburg suffered a head injury, his sister confirms
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2015 4:14 PM CDT
Google Exec Among the Dead on Everest
The photo accompanying his sister's post.   (Instagram / danfredinburg)

One of the Everest victims has been revealed as Google exec Dan Fredinburg. His sister today confirmed in posts to his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he died after suffering a head injury in the avalanche triggered by the Nepal quake. Fredinburg's LinkedIn profile lists three roles held at Google: "Head of Privacy for Google[x], Manage Product Management team for Google's Privacy team, Lead Google Adventure Team." The Washington Post reports he was on Everest during the mountain's deadliest day ever last year; it picks that detail up from Us Weekly, which included it in a report on Fredinburg's 2014 split from girlfriend Sophia Bush.

Fredinburg was on the mountain as part of a Jagged Globe expedition, and the company confirms his death and reports two other team members suffered non-life threatening injuries. Here's what his sister wrote on Instagram:

  • "This is Dans little sister Megan. I regret to inform all who loved him that during the avalanche on Everest early this morning our Dan suffered from a major head injury and didn't make it. We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us. All our love and thanks to those who shared this life with our favorite hilarious strong willed man. He was and is everything to us. Thank you."
See his Instagram account for many more photos of Fredinburg on Everest. (More Google stories.)

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