Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, died after exercising on vacation in Mexico

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, the longstanding, respected figure among Silicon Valley's elite, died suddenly on Friday evening. Until now, however, details surrounding his death have remained unclear.

A source close to the family told Mashable that Goldberg was on vacation with family and friends at a private resort in Mexico, and died after collapsing while exercising at the gym there. Efforts to revive him both on-site and at the hospital were unsuccessful.

Reports from Re/code and the New York Times broke the news on Monday.

The family is planning a service and burial in California.

Goldberg is survived by his wife and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and a young daughter and a son. Following the announcement of his death on Saturday, many members of the tech community expressed sympathy on Twitter, Goldberg's Facebook timeline and elsewhere online. Read more...

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