Survey Monkey CEO and Sheryl Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, dies suddenly

Dave Goldberg, CEO of Survey Monkey and husband of Facebook COO, passed away suddenly last night, according to a public Facebook post by his brother Robert Goldberg

“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,” Goldberg writes.

In lieu of donations, Goldberg asks those who knew Dave to post their memories and pictures of him to his Facebook profile. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commemorated the loss on his own profile: “Dave Goldberg was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family. I hope friends will join me in celebrating his life by sharing your memories of Dave on his profile, as his brother Rob suggests.”

There has been an outpouring of sympathy and support from other members of the tech community as well: 

More to come …

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