Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, at the age of 47.
Dave, a well known Silicon Valley entrepreneur, is the CEO of SurveyMonkey. According to his brother, Robert, who wrote on Facebook, Dave passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
“In this time of sorrow, we mourn his passing and remember what an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend he was” Robert wrote.
In a statement released Saturday, SurveyMonkey said 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,” the company said.
His brother wrote that in lieu of donations, Goldberg’s family is asking his friends to post photos and memories of him on his Facebook profile which has been turned into a memorial account.