- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg took a moment to remember her beloved husband Dave Goldberg, who died suddenly one year ago at 47-years-old.
"My deepest thanks to my family and friends who have shared their memories of Dave and carried me and my children through this past year," Sandberg, 46, wrote on Facebook on Sunday, the one year anniversary of Dave’d death. "I will always miss you, Dave. There is no end to love."
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was one of the people to leave a supportive message on her page, writing, "We love you, Sheryl."
The Lean In author’s husband has died suddenly from accidental blunt force trauma while exercising while the two were on vacation at a beach-front villa near the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Punta Mita, Mexico.
A month after his passing, Sheryl also took to Facebook to thank everyone who supported her during the tough time.
“I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning. These past thirty days, I have spent many of my moments lost in that void. And I know that many future moments will be consumed by the vast emptiness as well. But when I can, I want to choose life and meaning,” she wrote.
“I have learned how ephemeral everything can feel—and maybe everything is. That whatever rug you are standing on can be pulled right out from under you with absolutely no warning. In the last thirty days, I have heard from too many women who lost a spouse and then had multiple rugs pulled out from under them. Some lack support networks and struggle alone as they face emotional distress and financial insecurity. It seems so wrong to me that we abandon these women and their families when they are in greatest need.
I have learned to ask for help—and I have learned how much help I need. Until now, I have been the older sister, the COO, the doer and the planner. I did not plan this, and when it happened, I was not capable of doing much of anything. Those closest to me took over. They planned. They arranged. They told me where to sit and reminded me to eat. They are still doing so much to support me and my children.”
In March, The New York Post reported that Sheryl had begun to date again, and was seeing billionaire Bobby Kotick.
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