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SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

/ 07:12 PM May 05, 2015
In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, left, and her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, walk to the morning session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Goldberg was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, May 1, 2015, a person close to the family says. AP

In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, left, and her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, walk to the morning session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Goldberg was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, May 1, 2015, a person close to the family says. AP

MEXICO CITY — SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.

Goldberg, husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, was found lying next to a treadmill on Friday at a resort in Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

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The official said he left his room at about 4 p.m. to exercise, and family members went to look for him after he didn’t return. He was found at about 6:30 p.m. in a gymnasium lying by a treadmill in a pool of blood, with a blow to the lower back of his head. He apparently had slipped on the treadmill and hit the machine, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak to the press.

The official said Goldberg still had vital signs when he was discovered, but later died at a hospital in Nuevo Vallarta. The official said the cause of death was severe head trauma and hypovolemic shock, or bleeding.

The official said the accident took place at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and that the family had checked in on April 30.

But the Four Seasons issued a statement saying the incident did not happen on any of its properties and that David Goldberg was not registered as a guest in any of the rooms, villas or residences.

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