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Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, has been found dead at his apartment.

Mr Greenberg’s body was found by his girlfriend at their apartment in Florida when she returned from a weekend away.

Josh Greenberg, who was just 28, created the popular music streaming service Grooveshark in 2006 whilst attending University of Florida.

The service was shut down in recent months after facing mounting legal pressure from music labels for hosting and streaming copyrighted material.

It was reported that if found guilty the company would be liable for up to £472m in damages.

Greenberg took the difficult decision to hand over the entire site to the major labels and cease trading to stop legal proceedings.

The Police have said that there was “no evidence of foul play or suicide” via Twitter this evening.

His mother has spoken to local press expressing her shock at the news, telling local reporters that her son was looking forward to the future since shutting down the site.

“He was excited about potential new things that he was going to start,” Mrs Greenberg said, adding that she did not believe he had any health concerns.

At its height, Grooveshark had 40 million monthly users and 145 employees.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.