Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Found Dead
Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday at his home in Florida. The Gainesville Sun is reporting that Greenberg was discovered in bed by his live-in girlfriend, who was away for the weekend, and that there was no immediate sign of foul play, injury or drug use. He was 28.
A police report stated that Greenberg’s girlfriend last saw him Saturday morning before traveling to Orlando. She spoke to him around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday and found him later that evening.
Lori Greenberg, his mother, told the Times that her son had no health problems and that he was in good spirits following the demise of Grooveshark, the music streaming service he co-founded with Sam Tarantino in 2006. The site was shut down in late April following a prolonged legal battle with major labels over copyrights.
"He was excited about potential new things that he was going to start," Lori Greenberg said.
The Gainesville Police Department also confirmed Greenberg's death and explicitly noted the lack of evidence of suicide.
Josh Greenberg, co-founder of #Grooveshark was found dead in his Gainesville home Sunday evening. No evidence of foul play or suicide.— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) July 20, 2015
An autopsy was performed on Monday morning. Greenberg is survived by his mother, his brother and his grandparents. A memorial service is being planned.