How Mark Zuckerberg Is Supporting Sheryl Sandberg After Her Husband's Death

"Dave Goldberg was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him," Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is doing what he can to support Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg following the death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, on Friday.

Zuckerberg mourned the SurveyMonkey CEO’s death in a Facebook post on Saturday morning.

“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,” he wrote. “I hope friends will join me in celebrating his life by sharing your memories of Dave on his profile, as his brother Rob suggests.”

Goldberg died of head trauma Friday night after he slipped on a treadmill during a family vacation in Mexico, according to the prosecutor’s office in Nayarit State. He was 47.

Zuckerberg, 30, also paid tribute to Goldberg by attending a private memorial service for the late tech executive in Stanford, California, on Tuesday. Facebook employees ran the memorial, USA Today reports.

“Today we will put the love of my life to rest, but only his body,” Sandberg, 45, told the more than 1,700 friends, family members and colleagues who gathered in honor of Goldberg. “His spirit and soul are still with us.”

Sandberg, who has two children with Goldberg, also promised to be the parent he would have wanted, according to Fortune.

It’s unclear when Sandberg will return to her job as Facebook COO. She took to Facebook on Tuesday to share her grief in an emotional post.

“Dave was my rock,” she wrote of her husband of 11 years. “When I got upset, he stayed calm. When I was worried, he said it would be ok. When I wasn’t sure what to do, he figured it out. He was completely dedicated to his children in every way and their strength these past few days is the best sign I could have that Dave is still here with us in spirit Things will never be the same but the world is better for the years my beloved husband lived.”

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