Mark Hurd, Oracle co-CEO, dies at 62, company confirms
The CEO of Oracle has died. Mark Hurd passed away Friday at 62 years old.
Mark Hurd, the co-chief executive of tech giant Oracle, died one month after taking a leave of absence from the company. He was 62.
Oracle confirmed his passing Friday. In a statement posted on Hurd’s personal website, Oracle founder Larry Ellison called Hurd a “close and irreplaceable friend.”
“Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle,” Ellison wrote. “All of us will miss Mark’s keen mind and rare ability to analyze, simplify and solve problems quickly. Some of us will miss his friendship and mentorship. I will miss his kindness and sense of humor.”
Last month, Hurd revealed he would take a leave of absence from the company for health-related reasons.
Oracle chief executive Mark Hurd was “a brilliant and beloved leader,” the company’s founder says. (Photo: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
“Though we all worked hard together to close the first quarter, I’ve decided that I need to spend time focused on my health,” Hurd said.
Safra Catz and Hurd were named co-CEOs in 2014. Hurd joined Oracle in 2010.
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