Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband Reportedly Fell Off Treadmill While on Vacation in Mexico

Dave Goldberg in the offices of SurveyMonkey, where he was chief executive, in 2013. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Dave Goldberg in the offices of SurveyMonkey, where he was chief executive, in 2013. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, died of head trauma Friday night after he collapsed at the gym at a private resort in Mexico, according to a Mexican government official.

Mr. Goldberg, 47, was on vacation with family and friends at the Four Seasons Resort near Punta Mita, a large development with two hotels and numerous private villas close to Puerto Vallarta in southwest Mexico, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Nayarit State.

Mr. Goldberg left his room around 4 p.m. on Friday, collapsed while exercising and died of head trauma and blood loss, said the spokesman. His brother, Robert Goldberg, found him on the floor of the gym at the resort at around 7 p.m., with blood around him. The spokesman said it appeared “he fell off the tr  Silicon Valley Power Couple, Dies at 47MAY 2, 2015

Mr. Goldberg was transported to Hospital San Javier in Nuevo Vallarta, with weak vital signs, and died there, said the spokesman, who added that the episode appeared to be an accident. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook and a friend of the family, had said the death occurred while Mr. Goldberg was on vacation with Ms. Sandberg.

Mr. Goldberg’s death was announced by his brother and by SurveyMonkey on Saturday, but no cause or details of where it occurred were disclosed at that time. The lack of information prompted a wave of speculation about what happened to Mr. Goldberg, who was well regarded as an entrepreneur and mentor and was the less famous half of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent power couples.

Ms. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has made no public statements about her husband’s death.

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