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Calif. exec David Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, sources tell CBS News. The resort is near the town of Punta Mita in Southwest Mexico.

Efforts to revive Goldberg, who was vacationing with family and friends, were unsuccessful. The death is considered accidental, reports Elaine Quijano.

The source says family is planning a service in California but no other details are available.

When Mark met Sheryl

A local paramedic who told CBS News he was with the second group that arrived on the scene in Punta Mita, Mexico, said a doctor and another paramedic got to Goldberg first and that he had no vital signs when they put him in the ambulance.

Paramedic Charlie Trejo said they arrived within three minutes of the call. Goldberg's wife and other family members were with him. Trejo said the wife (presumably Sheryl Sandberg, although the paramedic did not know her name) was crying and rode in the ambulance with her husband to the San Javier hospital in Puerto Vallarta, which he called a "Level 3" hospital. He said Level 3 is the highest level. He could not remember how long the trip took but Google Maps say it's an hour from the resort.

Earlier reports said that Goldberg died at the Four Seasons Resort near Punta Mita, however, Gonzalo Guelman Ros, the manager of the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, has contradicted this account, telling CBS News that Goldberg was not staying in the resort, nor did he use any of the facilities.

"We don't have any register on Goldman having stayed in the facilities or any of the amenities of the Four Seasons Resort," he said.

The popular Silicon Valley executive died Friday night at age 47, his company and family members said on Saturday, without giving a cause of death at the time.

In an interview last month, Goldberg told the news site Business Insider of maxing out his credit cards in the early 1990s to fund one of his first Internet ventures, a music site, before going on to work at other tech companies, including Yahoo.

In 2004, Goldberg married Sandberg, another longtime tech executive who now serves as Facebook's chief operating officer.

Sandberg launched an international conversation about the dearth of women in positions of power with her 2011 book "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead." In it, Sandberg wrote of the adjustments she and her husband had to make to manage two high-profile careers while raising two children.

On Monday, the Walt Disney Co. moved up its earnings release to Tuesday morning to allow executives to attend Goldberg's funeral. Sandberg is a member of Disney's board of directors. The earnings report was originally scheduled for the afternoon following the stock market close.

In a 2013 "60 Minutes" profile of Sandberg, Dave Goldberg told "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell about stepping in when Sandberg considered taking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's initial offer.

"Oh-- I was-- apoplectic. Apoplectic," he said. "'You're going to be running all the negotiations and deals, like, you can't-- you can't just take the first offer. It'll look bad.' Not because it-- the money mattered so much but it was the principle. I wanted Mark to really feel he stretched to get Sheryl because she was worth it."

Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said it was important for women "to partner with the right person."

"Everyone knows marriage is the biggest personal decision you make," Sandberg told O'Donnell. "But it's the biggest career decision you make, if you're going to have a life partner, who that partner's going to be."

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