Dave Goldberg Cause of Death: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband Died of Head Trauma

Dave Goldberg
SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly from head trauma on May 1.  David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dave Goldberg, the husband of Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 1, and on Monday, May 4, a cause of death was revealed.  

The New York Times reports Goldberg’s cause of death was due to head trauma after he collapsed at the gym in a private resort in Mexico. The CEO of SurveyMonkey was 47 at the time of his death. He was vacationing at a resort near Punta Mita, Mexico. 

It appears “he fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open,” a spokesman told the Times. He was then transported to the hospital, where he died. 

The family is planning an invitation-only celebration of Goldberg’s life, and the men attended were encouraged not to wear ties “in keeping with Dave’s lifelong hatred of ties,” the NYT reports.

Goldberg is survived by his wife and their two children. 

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