Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, dies

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and her husband David Goldberg in Sun Valley, Idaho, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Dave Goldberg, the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly Friday night, according to a Facebook post from Goldberg's brother. He was 47.

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.

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."

No posts mentioned a cause of death.
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