Google executive dies unexpectedly

A Google executive has died unexpectedly while attending the Cannes Lions festival in France, an awards show and conference for advertising professionals, according to reports.

"We lost a loved and respected member of our team," said a statement from Google's press team. "We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with his family and friends."

Justin Solomon | CNBC

The identity of the executive was not revealed, but at least one report said the employee was a member of the company's marketing team.

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