Micron’s CEO Steve Appleton died this morning in a private plane crash in Boise, Idaho this morning. He was 51-years-old.
Business Insider is reporting that Appleton was flying an “experimental fixed wing single engine Lancair that crashed shortly before 9 a.m.”
Micron’s stock is halted in lieu of the news.
Micron issued a press release:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Appleton, Micron (Nasdaq:MU) Chairman and CEO, passed away this morning in a small plane accident in Boise. He was 51.
Our hearts go out to his wife, Dalynn, his children and his family during this tragic time.
Steve’s passion and energy left an indelible mark on Micron, the Idaho community and the technology industry at large.
The company expects to provide additional information later today.
We’ll have more once the company makes a proper statement.