Sophia Bush Posts Tribute to Ex Dan Fredinburg Who's Killed in Everest Avalanche
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Sophia took to Instagram on Saturday, April 25 to share a photo in honor to her ex-boyfriend who was killed in Everest avalanche, saying, 'He was one of the great loves of my life.'

AceShowbiz - %cSophia Bush% paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Dan Fredinburg who was killed in Everest avalanche during a massive earthquake in Nepal a few days ago. She took to Instagram on Sunday, April 25 to share a throwback photo showing the Google executive standing in what appears to be rain room exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art.

Alongside the photo, Sophia wrote a lengthy message. "He was one of the great loves of my life. He was one of my truest friends," so she shared. "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."

Sophia, who attended White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, continued to encourage her Instagram followers to pray for her longtime pal and hug their friends and families. "And please send a kiss to the sky for my friend Dan," so she said. "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."

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 #AdventureswithDAN

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Following the tribute photo, the "Chicago P.D." actress helped raise money for Dan's crowdrise fundraising site, sharing a link to the charity site on her Twitter.

"Our friend Dan Fredinburg was climbing Everest on behalf of OrphanGift in support of two Nepali orphanages when the earthquake struck," so read a statement on the site. "Please donate to honor his memory and carry on his mission. All funds will help OrphanGift provide urgent aid for the children effected by the disaster and restoring structural damage." So far, more than $25,000 has been raised in Fredinburg's memory.

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