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.
A 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday morning, local time, killing at least 1,500 and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest. Among the at least 10 mountaineers confirmed killed around Everest is Google executive Dan Fredinburg.
Earlier Saturday morning, California time, Fredinburg's sister posted to his Instagram a photo of the tech exec along with a note that he had died from a "major head injury" as a result of the avalanche. Google confirmed the death of their employee earlier this afternoon:
JUST IN: #Google has confirmed that long-time Mountain View based employee Dan Fredinburg died in the #NepalEarthquake.— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) April 25, 2015
The 7.8 earthquake has devastated the South Asian country, as the death toll continues to rise as the rubble is cleared.