Autopsy Report: 'No Suicide' In Death Of Grooveshark Founder Josh Greenberg
December 23, 2015 at 10:28 AM (PT)
In an autopsy report obtained by DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS, the death of GROOVESHARK co-founder JOSH GREENBERG last JULY (NET NEWS 7/20) has been ruled "no suicide" by coroners and instead identified as "Undetermined."
GREENBERG was found dead less than three months after GROOVESHARK was forced to shutter its doors by a U.S. federal court ruling in MAY (NET NEWS 5/1). GROOVESHARK and parent company ESCAPE MEDIA had battled the major labels' charges of massive copyright liability for years before finally giving in.
ESCAPE MEDIA was ultimately dissolved, with GREENBERG, co-founder SAM TARANTINO, and other principles forced to relinquish their holdings.
The UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PATHOLOGY LABORATORIES and NMS LABS in WILLOW GROVE, PA, confirmed the finding that "no potentially lethal toxin concentration [was] identified." The only toxic substances found were cannabinoids and various THC compounds.
The GROOVESHARK story has been riddled with tragedy. Last SEPTEMBER, company executive EDDY VASQUEZ was murdered by an ex-college classmate while attending a wedding together in ST. PETERSBURG, FL (NET NEWS 9/4)