sean m. arudaSean M. Aruda, 44, founder and former CEO of action sports site passed away from a sudden illness on Tuesday October 19.

According to Boardistan via the Patriot Ledger.

Sean M. Aruda, a basketball coach at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, died Tuesday of a sudden illness. . . He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and four daughters, including his youngest child who is a sophomore at Notre Dame Academy.

On September 9, 2010, Aruda, 44, sold to Metacafe where he became chief revenue officer. According to sources Aruda had a meeting scheduled with former investors on Tuesday and he never arrived.

Aruda, who was originally from Boston, was the former CEO of Maple Tree Network in Norwood, Massachusetts for six years and at Action Sports-MetaCafe, where he was CRO for the last four.

Our thoughts are with Aruda’s family.