Silicon Valley icon, Apple co-founder Steve Job dies at 56

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The co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple In, Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer at age 56.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enriched and improved all of our lives,” Apple said in a statement.

“The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

The American computer entrepreneur and inventor had been suffering from various health issues following the seven-year anniversary of his surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer in August  2004.

Apple announced in January that he would be taking an indeterminate medical leave of absence, with Jobs then stepping down from his role as CEO in late August 24.

“His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene Powell, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts,”

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” the company said in a statement.

“Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and this spirit will forever be the foundation of
Apple.”

Apple has also put up the following website in memory. They’re asking for “thoughts, memories, and condolences” to be shared by way of this email address: [email protected]

While, Jobs’ family, in a statement said that: “Steve died peacefully surrounded by his family. We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve.

 

Source: Bernama