David Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg died Friday night. He was 47. Details surrounding Goldberg’s unexpected death, which occurred while he was vacationing outside the country with Sandberg, have been scant and SurveyMonkey has yet to disclose a cause. But the startling news set off a wave of tributes online — both on Facebook and Twitter — with many expressing heartbreak and others remembering him as a “genius” and memorializing his generosity, leadership and compassion. Goldberg had long been a supporter of equal pay feminist causes, most notably the one led by his wife, and Sandberg has credited her success to the support at home that Goldberg provided. Goldberg lived with Sandberg and their two children in Menlo Park, California.
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