GAINESVILLE, FL (CelebrityAccess) — Josh Greenberg, founder of the now-shuttered online music streaming service Grooveshark, was found dead in his home on Sunday. He was 28.
According to The Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found dead in his bed by his girlfriend, after she returned from a weekend trip. His mother Lori Greenberg told The Sun that he had no health problems and that police had told her there was no indication of foul play, injuries or drugs.
A medical examiner is conducting an autopsy and would make an initial determination on the cause of death, though toxicology tests would take several months to complete, the Gainesville Sun reported.
Grooveshark was founded in 2006 by a trio of university students at the University of Florida and functioned as an ostensibly legal version of peer to peer downloading services such as Limewire. At its height, Grooveshark boasted 40 million users a month and 145 employees.
However, the legality of the service remainined an ongoing question and after years of litigation, the company was shuttered in April, 2015, as part of a settlement agreement with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.
In addition to his mother, Greenberg is survived by his younger brother, Jacob, and grandparents, Jerry and Sandy Greenberg. – Staff Writers