Obama 'heartbroken' about Dave Goldberg

David Goldberg's funeral to be held Tuesday
David Goldberg's funeral to be held Tuesday

Add President Obama to the list of prominent people offering kind words about Dave Goldberg.

The president on the White House's Facebook page drafted touching memories of the late SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook (FB) executive Sheryl Sandberg.

"David Goldberg embodied the definition of a real leader - someone who was always looking for ways to empower others," Obama wrote. "He was generous and kind with everybody, and cared less about the limelight than making sure that the people he worked with and loved succeeded in whatever they did.

"His skills as an entrepreneur created opportunity for many; his love for his family was a joy to behold, and his example as a husband and father was something we could all learn from. We're heartbroken by him leaving us far too soon - but we celebrate a remarkable legacy."

The message was signed "-bo" - the president's initials.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg replied, "Thank you for this beautiful tribute."

Goldberg died Friday after collapsing while on vacation in Mexico, according to the prosecutor's office in Nayarit State. While using a treadmill, Goldberg appeared to have fallen and hit his head. He was found shortly thereafter, still alive.

The SurveyMonkey CEO was then transported to Hospital San Javier in Nuevo Vallarta, where he was declared dead. Goldberg suffered from traumatic brain injury and hypovolemic shock, a condition tied to severe blood and fluid loss.

Palmasola, a private residence located in the Punta Mita resort area, confirmed to CNN on Tuesday afternoon that the accident had taken place on its premises.

"Since the tragic accident occurred on Friday on our premises, we have been working collaboratively with the local authorities and the family to support them in this difficult time," a representative from Palmasola said in an email.

The prosecutor's office had said earlier that Goldberg was staying at the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort. But the Four Seasons denied that account. The Palmasola representative confirmed it is not affiliated with the Four Seasons.

-- CNN's Eduardo Aragon, Samuel Burke and Rosa Flores contributed to this report.

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