A Google executive who was killed on Mount Everest in an avalanche triggered by the massive earthquake in Nepal had ties to Carlsbad.
Fredinburg, 33, was on a company-sponsored expedition to the world’s highest peak when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck, killing thousands in Nepal.
The Google executive grew up on Orange County and earned degrees from UC Irvine and the University of Southern California. He dated actress Sophia Bush for a time, often appearing with her at Hollywood events.
Fredinburg’s sister confirmed his death in an Instagram post:
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.
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