Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dave Goldberg CEO of Survey Monkey and Husband of Sheryl Sandberg Dead at the Age of 47

Dave Goldberg CEO of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died on Friday while vacationing with his family in Mexico. Goldberg, 47, collapsed while exercising and died shortly after from blunt head trauma. 

From the New York Times:

Mr. Goldberg, 47, was on vacation with family and friends at a private beach-front villa near the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, a large development with two hotels and numerous private residences close to Puerto Vallarta in southwest Mexico, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Nayarit State.

Mr. Goldberg left his room around 4 p.m. on Friday, collapsed while exercising and died of head trauma and blood loss, said the spokesman. His brother, Robert Goldberg, found him on the floor of a gym at around 7 p.m., with blood around him. The spokesman said it appeared “he fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open.”

Mr. Goldberg was transported to Hospital San Javier in Nuevo Vallarta, with weak vital signs, and died there, said the spokesman, who added that the episode appeared to be an accident. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook and a friend of the family, had said the death occurred while Mr. Goldberg was on vacation with Ms. Sandberg.

Mr. Goldberg’s death was announced by his brother and by SurveyMonkey on Saturday, but no cause or details of where it occurred were disclosed at that time. The lack of information prompted a wave of speculation about what happened to Mr. Goldberg, who was well regarded as an entrepreneur and mentor and was the less famous half of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent power couples.

Really sad. Our thoughts and prays go out Sheryl and her family. 


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