Mark Hurd, Oracle co-CEO has died. He died on Friday, October 18 at the age of 62.
Hurd who was a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard 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.
Chairman and founder of Oracle, 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.
“Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle. All of us will miss Mark’s keen mind and rare ability to analyze, simplify and solve problems quickly.”
Mr. Hurd was born in New York City and joined Oracle in 2010 after resigning from his job as Hewlett-Packard CEO on August 6, the same year.