In a statement on the CBC website, the network said it is “deeply saddened” by the news of Kimchi cosmetics founder and CEO Kim Hui’s death.
“Our hearts are heavy at the loss of our friend, founder, and friend-of-the-network Kimchi founder and founder of Elate cosmetics.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time,” the statement read.
The announcement came hours after Kim was found dead in a swimming pool at her home in Nanaimo, B.C., the province’s largest city.
Her family and those at the company had been working to raise money for her funeral.
The Nanaimos police said they had no information on a motive or a cause of death.
Kim, who was born in Taiwan, founded the cosmetics company in 1999, and worked her way up to head of sales.
The company has grown to more than 300 employees and employs more than 500 people.