According to a Facebook post shared by Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO died suddenly last night.

Sheryl Sandberg and David Goldberg in July 2014.

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According to a Facebook post by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, SurveyMonkey chief executive Dave Goldberg died suddenly overnight. He was 45 years old.

Goldberg was also the husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer and author of Lean In.

Goldberg founded the music site LAUNCH Media, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2001. He became the CEO of the survey site SurveyMonkey in 2009.

On Saturday, Zuckerberg shared a message from Dave's brother Robert announcing Goldberg's death:

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.

In this time of sorrow, we mourn his passing and remember what an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend he was. No words can express the depth of loss we feel, but we want his children to learn how much he meant to all of you.

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.

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