Dave Goldberg’s Cause of Death Revealed

The SurveyMonkey CEO died of an apparent accident while exercising.


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We now know the cause of the tragic and sudden death of businessman Dave Goldberg over the weekend. The SurveyMonkey CEO reportedly suffered a massive head injury while exercising at a resort in Mexico on Friday.

Goldberg and his wife, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and family were vacationing at the Palmasola at the Four Seasons Resort, a private 9-bedroom beach front villa, which gives guests access to the facilities of the Four Seasons.

According to a family spokesman, Goldberg’s brother Robert found him lying on the floor of the gym at 7 P.M. on Friday. Goldberg had gone to exercise at 4 P.M.

Apparently Goldberg had simply fallen off a treadmill.

The family is planning a private memorial and funeral in California.

Goldberg founded SurveyMonkey in 2004. He also founded Launch Media Inc. in 1994 which was sold to Yahoo in 2001. After that he served as vice president and general manager of Yahoo Music.

Dave Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg met in 1996 and married in 2004. They had two children together

His brother Robert revealed the news in a Facebook post on Saturday. He wrote:

“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.”

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