1. Husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, David Goldberg dies suddenly

Husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, David Goldberg dies suddenly

Husband of Facebook's chief operating officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg, David Goldberg who was the CEO of SurveyMonkey , has died suddenly, his brother has said.

By: | Los Angeles | Updated: May 4, 2015 10:45 AM
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In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, David Goldberg, the CEO of Survey Monkey poses at their headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. David Goldberg, a Silicon Valley veteran who was best-known for being the husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday, May, 2, 2015. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times via AP)

Husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg, David Goldberg who was the CEO of SurveyMonkey , has died suddenly, his brother has said.

Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died on late Friday.

“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,”  he wrote on Facebook yesterday.

David Goldberg was the chief executive of online survey firm SurveyMonkey, which is based in Palo Alto, California.

“Dave’s genius, courage and leadership were overshadowed only by his compassion, friendship and heart,” Palo Alto, California-based SurveyMonkey said in a statement.

US media outlets said he was 47, and the cause of death had not been immediately determined.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a posting that Goldberg was “an amazing person.”

“I am glad I got to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Aside from her work at tech firms, Sheryl Sandberg has drawn recognition for her bestselling book “Lean In,” a memoir presented as a modern feminist manifest in which she urged women to work to succeed in juggling their careers and family life.

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