Uber's CEO penned a touching tribute honouring his late mother

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has published a deeply personal and touching tribute to his late mother, less than a week after both his parents were involved in a tragic boating accident. Kalanick’s mother died in the accident, while his father remains in the hospital in “serious” condition. 

“So many of you have asked me what my Mum was like,” Kalanick wrote in a post on his Facebook page. “The best answer I can give is that she was a lover. She wore her heart on her sleeves — yes, both of them — and when she walked into a room, her warmth, her smile and her joy would instantly fill it. They were infectious.”

“And now, as I miss her terribly and feel the hole that she left in my heart, I realise much more fully the gift she gave me, and commit to live it and express it in her honour,” Kalanick wrote.

Kalanick said his father’s condition has improved in the last 48 hours, and wrote that “prayers, heartfelt notes and shared wisdoms are little whispers helping me pull through with him.”

Read the full post below. 

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