Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly

Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, arrives with her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, for the first day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in this July 9, 2014, file photo. SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother Robert wrote in a Facebook post on May 2, 2015.

LOS ANGELES - David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said Saturday.

Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died late Friday.

"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," he wrote on Facebook.

David Goldberg was the chief executive of online survey firm SurveyMonkey, which is based in Palo Alto, California.

"Dave's genius, courage and leadership were overshadowed only by his compassion, friendship and heart," Palo Alto, California-based SurveyMonkey said in a statement.

US media outlets said he was 47, and the cause of death had not been immediately determined.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a posting that Goldberg was "an amazing person." "I am glad I got to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family," Zuckerberg wrote.

Aside from her work at tech firms, Sandberg has drawn recognition for her bestselling book "Lean In," a memoir presented as a modern feminist manifest in which she urged women to work to succeed in juggling their careers and family life.

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