Our thoughts go out to Josh Greenberg's family.
The 28-year-old co-founder of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark was found dead in his bed at home last night, The Gainesville Sun reported Monday.
His live-in girlfriend, Abby Mayer, found him after returning home from a weekend away with friends and called 911 at around 7 p.m.
"It looked like he was sleeping," Josh's mother, Lori Greenberg, told the Sun. She also said that she had never known her son to be sick a day in his life and that he did not take drugs, and that police found no apparent signs of drug use or any injuries to his body.
Gainesville Police confirmed in a tweet that there was no evidence of foul play or suicide. An autopsy will be performed this week and toxicology results should be available in two or three months.
Greenberg and Sam Tarantino co-founded Grooveshark in 2006 when they were students at the University of Florida and five years later found themselves on Forbes' 30 Under 30 to watch in the music industry. They remained based in Florida with offices in New York as well. At its peak, the service reportedly had 40 million users a month and 145 employees.
Due to its successful growth, however, Grooveshark was ultimately eaten alive by copyright issues. The service shut down in April as part of a settlement with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.
Lori Greenberg told the paper that her son was not depressed about the recent shutdown of his company, however, but rather was excited about the future.
"He was excited about potential new things that he was going to start," she said.
"A true technology pioneer and visionary, Josh was co-founder of Grooveshark.com, which brought unprecedented tech opportunities to our region," read a statement from the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce about Greenberg, who founded the Gainesville Technology Council and was considered a mentor in the local tech start-up community. "His contributions, which helped to lay our region's innovative technology foundation, will not be forgotten."