Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dave Goldberg death -- So did he die at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, or not?

"May 4 (Reuters) - SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday.
Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita and hit his head, the prosecutor's spokesman said.

Goldberg's brother found him on the floor of the gym showing signs of life, the spokesman said. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

No criminal investigation is planned as there were no signs of violence, the spokesman said.

The Four Seasons hotel at Punta Mita denied the reports.

The general manager at the Four Seasons said that Goldberg had not been a guest and that the accident had not taken place at the Four Seasons."

The New York Times article also noted that:

"John O’Sullivan, general manager of the Four Seasons Punta Mita, said in a phone interview that there had not been any incident at the areas of the resort managed by the company."
Given that the gym is likely managed by the company, this seems like a strange denial.

Accidents happen, of course, and it is possible that this 47 year old guy fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open. But the whole thing kinda sounds like the opening scene of a Law and Order episode.

Update, 5/6/15:

OK -- apparently he was at a resort adjacent to the Four Seasons:



Reminds me of back in 1997, when a corporate executive named Lawrence Inlow was decapitated in a helicopter accident. He was 46 -- and he had seven kids.

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