Silicon Valley Executive, Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/FOX 11) - Family members say tech executive David Goldberg, head of the online SurveyMonkey site and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, has died.

Goldberg died suddenly Friday night, brother Robert Goldberg wrote on his Facebook page.

"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," Robert Goldberg wrote Saturday afternoon.

The post continued how the family would like friends and fans of Goldberg to honor him: "In lieu of donations, we want to celebrate his life in a manner that respects the family's privacy as they cope with this tragic, life changing event: Sheryl, their children, and our family would be grateful if people would post their memories and pictures of Dave to his Facebook profile."

Others shared their remembrances as well:

"Dave Goldberg was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his own page. "My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family."

Sandberg is the author of "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead."

The San Francisco Chronicle that Goldberg, 47, was a former Yahoo executive and was credited by Sandberg for helping her juggle her roles as an executive and mother.

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