Mark Hurd, the CEO of Oracle and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard has passed away at the age of 62. Hurd’s death was confirmed by Oracle’s Founder and Chairman Larry Ellison on Friday, October 17, 2019.
“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 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.”
According to various reports, Hurd has taken a leave of absence from Oracle a month ago due to health conditions. Hurd started his career at Oracle in 2010, one month after he resigned as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO.