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Josh Greenberg Dead: Grooveshark’s Co-Founder Found Dead In His Bed At 28

Josh Greenberg has died at the age of 28.

The Grooveshark co-founder was found dead at his Florida home in his bed on Sunday, July 20, according to the New York Daily News.

The website reports that Greenberg was discovered by his girlfriend, Abby Mayer, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday when she returned to their home after a weekend getaway. She had last spoken to him at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, and notified the police after she discovered his body, dead in their bed, from no apparent cause.

According to the Gainesville police, no foul play or suicide is currently suspected. Lori Greenberg, Josh’s mother, who lives in St. Petersburg, was told by the police that there was also no evidence of any injuries or drugs, according to the Gainesville Sun.

Lori also noted that Josh had never been sick a day in his life, to which Abby agreed. They both also said he wasn’t prescribed any medications, and hadn’t shown any signs of illness prior to his death. An autopsy was performed on Josh’s body. However, no clear cause of death was determined. They are hoping that the toxicology results, which could take two to three months to complete, will shed some light as to what happened to her seemingly healthy son.

“They are as baffled as I am,” Lori told the newspaper. Greenberg was known for co-founding Grooveshark alongside Sam Tarantino when they were just freshmen at the University of Florida in 2006.

In April, the company, which at its peak had approximately 40 million users a month and 145 employees, abruptly shut down due to copyright violations.

However, despite the end of their company, Lori said her son was excited to pursue future endeavors.

“He was excited about potential new things that he was going to start,” she said.

Greenberg was known for helping aspiring entrepreneurs through his work with the Grooveshark University classes, the Summer with the Sharks internship program and as a partner in the Founders Pad business incubator, according to the Sun. He was also one of the founding members of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Gainesville Technology Council.

“A true technology pioneer and visionary, Josh was co-founder of Grooveshark.com, which brought unprecedented tech opportunities to our region,” a statement from the Chamber board Chairman John Carlson and interim president and CEO Susan Davenport said. “His contributions, which helped to lay our region’s innovative technology foundation, will not be forgotten.”

Along with his mother, Josh is survived by his younger brother, Jacob, and grandparents, Jerry and Sandy Greenberg. A memorial service is being arranged by Josh’s friends and family members, and will take place in Gainesville.

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