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New details emerge on the death of David Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg’s husband

By WITW Staff on May 4, 2015

David Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died in an apparent exercising accident, an anonymous source told The Associated Press on Monday. News of Goldberg’s unexpected death on Friday left friends and colleagues in the tech world shocked and overcome with grief. According to the unnamed official, Goldberg was found lying next to a treadmill in a pool of his own blood in the gym at the Four Seasons Hotel in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. He’d gone to the gym to work out, and when he didn’t return, family members went searching for him and made the grim find. The official said the 47-year-old had apparently fallen off the treadmill and suffered a severe blow to the lower portion of the back of his head. Efforts were made to revive him, but he later died at a hospital. Goldberg was a champion of feminist causes and was lauded by Sandberg for helping her achieve career goals by handling an equal amount of tasks at home and raising their two children.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.