Dave Goldberg Suddenly Dies

Dave Goldberg has died. He was head of a Web Survey Company and Half of a Silicon Valley Power Couple, at the time of his death, he was forty-seven. He was married to Sheryl K. Sandberg of Facebook and the chief executive of SurveyMonkey, he passed away on Friday night.

SurveyMonkey has given confirmation of his death, cause of death has been released as of yet.

His brother, Robert Goldberg, shared news of his death in a Facebook post and urged people who knew him to post memories and pictures on Mr. Goldberg’s memorial Facebook profile.

Goldberg lived with his wife, Ms. Sandberg in Menlo Park, Calif., he leaves behind his two children and his mother, Paula Goldberg to mourn.

In a statement, SurveyMonkey said:

“Dave’s genius, courage and leadership were overshadowed only by his compassion, friendship and heart. Our sympathy goes out to them and to all who were touched by this extraordinary man. We are all heartbroken.”

Mr. Goldberg was always quick with a wisecrack, and he kept a sense of humor about being the less famous half of one of Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent power couples. Ms. Sandberg, who achieved global fame with her book “Lean In,” about the challenges faced by women in the workplace, often said she could not have succeeded in her career without his substantial assistance at home.

“We made the decision on this particular thing, that we are going to be home with our kids. I am at home with my kids from 6 to 8,” he told The Los Angeles Times in 2013. “But we’re working at night. You’ll get plenty of emails from me post-8 p.m. when my kids go to bed.”

Goldberg grew up in Minneapolis, he had a degree in history and government.

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