Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly Friday night, according to his company. He was 47.
SurveyMonkey said in a statement today: "We are deeply saddened to announce that Dave Goldberg passed away suddenly last night. Dave’s genius, courage and leadership were overshadowed only by his compassion, friendship and heart. His greatest love was for his family. Our sympathy goes out to them and to all who were touched by this extraordinary man. We are all heartbroken."
A spokesperson from Facebook said: "We are heartbroken by this news."
Robert Goldberg wrote on Facebook: "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last night. In this time of sorrow, we mourn his passing and remember what an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend he was. No words can express the depth of loss we feel, but we want his children to learn how much he meant to all of you. In lieu of donations, we want to celebrate his life in a manner that respects the family’s privacy as they cope with this tragic, life changing event: Sheryl, their children, and our family would be grateful if people would post their memories and pictures of Dave to his Facebook profile."
Mark Zuckerberg shared Robert Goldberg's post, adding that Dave Goldberg was "an amazing person":
No posts have mentioned a cause of death.
The husband and father of two lived in Menlo Park, California, according to his Facebook page. According to Goldberg's LinkedIn page, he had been CEO of SurveyMonkey since 2009. He was also the head of music at Yahoo for several years.