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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband Dies Of Severe Head Trauma

Mon, May 4, 2015 6:55pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
Courtesy of Facebook

So sad. The husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg passed away at the age of 47, his brother revealed. Dave Goldberg died of severe head trauma in a gym accident in Mexico. He reportedly fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open.

Dave Goldberg, who was the CEO of SurveyMonkey since 2009, died in a tragic accident during a recently vacation in Mexico. Dave, who was only 47 at the time of his death, is the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Dave Goldberg Dead — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband Dies At 47

Sadly, Dave “fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open” on May 1 — he died of head trauma and blood loss, according to the New York Times.

Dave’s death was first announced with a Facebook post, written by his brother, Robert Goldberg, which was then shared by Facebook’s CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

In his Facebook post, Robert said:

“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.”

Mark also told his followers that, “Dave Goldberg was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family.”

Dave Goldberg Was A Loving Father & Husband

Dave was the father of two children with Sheryl. They were enjoying a vacation with family and friends when the horrific accident occurred. The accident, however, did not occur at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, as some reports have suggested.

The following statement is on behalf of Four Seasons:

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of David Goldberg. Our sympathy goes to his family and friends who have suffered this tragic loss.

Four Seasons would like to clarify that, contrary to some media reports, the tragedy did not take place at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Mr. Goldberg was not a registered guest at our resort, villas or residences.

As the tragedy did not take place on our property, nor was Mr. Goldberg a guest, we are not in a position to comment further.  Again, our condolences to Mr. Goldberg’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Our thoughts go out to Dave’s friends and family during this difficult time.

— Chris Rogers