Pink, Mandy Moore, Kevin Jonas Among Celebrities Tweeting Support After Nepal Earthquake
On Saturday (April 25) a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near its capital city of Kathmandu, according to the New York Times. The death toll stood at over 1,300 people as of press time. Additionally, it led to 34 deaths in Northern India and at least 10 deaths on Mount Everest in avalanches triggered by the earthquake.
Among those who died on Mount Everest is Google executive Dan Fredinburg. His sister confirmed the news on social media. Fredinburg was head of privacy for Google X. He reportedly sustained a major head injury in the avalanche. He was remembered by actress Sophia Bush (who is reportedly his ex-girlfriend) as well as Scooter Braun on social media.
There are no adequate words. Today I find myself attempting to pick up the pieces of my heart that have broken into such tiny shards, I'll likely never find them all. Today I, and so many of my loved ones, lost an incredible friend. Dan Fredinburg was one-of-a-kind. Fearless. Funny. A dancing robot who liked to ride dinosaurs and chase the sun and envision a better future for the world. His brain knew how to build it. His heart was constantly evolving to push himself to make it so. He was one of my favorite human beings on Earth. He was one of the great loves of my life. He was one of my truest friends. He was an incredible brother, a brilliant engineer, and a damn good man. I'm devastated and simultaneously so deeply grateful to have known and loved him, and to have counted him as one of my tribe. I was so looking forward to our planned download of "all the things" when he got home. I am crushed that I will never hear that story. I am crushed knowing that there are over 1,000 people in Nepal suffering this exact feeling, knowing that they too will never hear another tale about an adventure lived from someone that they love. Disasters like this are often unquantifiable, the enormity is too much to understand. Please remember that each person who is now gone was someone's Dan. Please remember that our time on this Earth is not guaranteed. Please tell those you love that you do. Right now. This very minute. And please send a kiss to the sky for my friend Dan. His energy is so big and so bright, and it's all around us, so put some love toward him today. And then hug your loved ones again. #goodbyesweetfriend #savetheice #Nepal
Rest in peace to a great guy I had the pleasure of knowing @danfredinburg. He was just an all around great human being and he will be missed-- Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) April 25, 2015
Celebrities like Pink and Kevin have also taken to social media to share various ways people can help those affected by the earthquake.
Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund - GlobalGiving http://t.co/kbpV80tXqa-- norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) April 25, 2015
Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone in #Nepal, donate by texting 'redcross' to 90999 or 'GIVE NEPAL' to 80088-- Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) April 25, 2015
Thoughts, prayers and love to all affected by the devastating and deadly #NepalEarthquake.-- Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) April 25, 2015
My thoughts are with everyone in Nepal. Sending my love.-- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 25, 2015
So sorry to hear about the earthquake in Nepal and the loss of life. My thoughts are with the people there...#lovenepal-- Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) April 25, 2015
My prayers go out to the families in #Nepal during this heartbreaking time..-- Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 25, 2015