The Co-CEO of Oracle, Mark Hurd and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, two of Silicon Valley’s was confirmed dead on Friday October 18 at the age of 62.
He died weeks after announcing that he was taking a medical leave of absence from the company he started co-leading in 2014. He served alongside Safra Catz, who also has the title of CEO.
Oracle Founder and Chairman Larry Ellison confirmed Hurd’s death on Friday.
“Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague,” Ellison said in a memo to Oracle employees that was posted on Mark Hurd’s personal website.