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Grooveshark’s Josh Greenberg Dead At 28

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Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg has died.

The young entrepreneur was 28.

Greenberg was found dead at his Florida home on Sunday by his girlfriend, Abby Mayer.

Grooveshark was well-trafficked, but the popular streaming site called it a day three months ago after a protracted legal battle with several major record labels.

That legal battle ended with Grooveshark having to pay companies like Warner Music Group and Sony Music for not properly licensing the music it gave away for free to its users.

Although the financial details of the settlement are not known, many sources confirm that the figure Grooveshark agreed to pay was in the millions.

Some have suggested that Greenberg was despondent over the April 30 shutdown of his site, but his mother Lori told The Gainesville Sun that wasn’t the case at all.

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

Greenberg was a bright and enterprising young man–he co-founded Grooveshark with Sam Tarantino when he was a college freshman as well as the businesses MaidSuite, TapShield and Dev Academy.

The cause of Greenberg’s death is unknown.