Sheryl Sandberg took to her Facebook profile Tuesday to post a loving note about her husband, Dave Goldberg, who died Friday following an exercising accident. "The world is better for the years my beloved husband lived," she wrote.
The Facebook chief operating officer and author of "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" had remained silent on Goldberg's death until now. Earlier on Tuesday, Sandberg and many from the tech world gathered at Stanford University for a memorial service for Goldberg.
In the post, Sandberg recounted how the two met 20 years ago and became best friends before marrying in 2004. "He showed me the Internet for the first time, planned fun outings, took me to temple for the Jewish holidays, introduced me to much cooler music than I had ever heard," Sandberg wrote.
"We had 11 truly joyful years of the deepest love, happiest marriage and truest partnership that I could imagine ... He gave me the experience of being deeply understood, truly supported and completely and utterly loved – and I will carry that with me always. Most importantly, he gave me the two most amazing children in the world," she said. The entirety of the note can be found on Facebook.
Goldberg died from head injuries after falling from a treadmill at a luxury resort in Mexico, where he was vacationing. Goldberg was CEO of SurveyMonkey, a company that lets users create surveys.
"As we put the love of my life to rest today, we buried only his body," Sandberg said. "His spirit, his soul, his amazing ability to give is still with us. It lives on in the stories people are sharing of how he touched their lives, in the love that is visible in the eyes of our family and friends, in the spirit and resilience of our children."