Thursday 18 January 2018

Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg dies aged 28

Josh Greenberg (Photo: Facebook)
Josh Greenberg (Photo: Facebook)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

The co-founder of Grooveshark Josh Greenberg has died aged 28.

The technology entrepreneur was found dead in his bed on Sunday evening by his girlfriend in the house they shared.

According to news reports, police reported no evidence of injuries or drugs.

Gainesville Police Department report both his mother and girlfriend claimed they had never known him to be sick.

A medical examiner's autopsy found no explanation for a cause of death.

The family are now waiting on toxicology reports.

Several record companies had recently sued the online music streaming service over copyright violations.

However, Greenberg's mother said her son seemed more "relieved than disappointed" when the company shut down on April 30 of this year.

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

Greenberg and his friend Sam Tarantino founded the Grooveshark service as 19-year-old college students.

The company had up to 40 million users each month and employed approximately 145 people.

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