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SurveyMonkey boss David Goldberg – the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg – died suddenly on Friday night. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said: 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. Robert Goldberg confirmed in …

  1. J J Carter Silver badge
    Facepalm

    That'll have rocked her back!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "his brother had died in a public Facebook post"

    ???

    [letters]

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "his brother had died in a public Facebook post"

      You mean he died in a blogging accident?

  3. Mpeler

    Sad - especially for the children

    Usually in the tech world we're all cynical, fast-paced, sometimes cut-throat, etc.

    Still....

    That family's going through a lot of hurt right now - the wife, and the children, who just lost their Dad.

    All the best to them......

    Just makes ye think - make every minute count - family and friends - life doesn't have a rewind button....

    1. OzBob

      Re: Sad - especially for the children

      True, if it can happen to Peter Gregory, then any Silicon Valley exec can be succeptible.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    'Robert urged friends and family to "post memories and pictures of Dave to his Facebook profile."'

    And that sentence sums up everything I don't understand about the world today.

    AC because I might be the last person in the world who would like grief to remain personal and private.

    1. Tom Samplonius

      "...grief to remain personal and private."

      The tradition of creating a eulogy for the deceased is quite ancient; in recorded history to at least to the 6th century BC. Just because it is on Facebook now, doesn't mean it is a new thing.

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