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Apple founder Steve Jobs dies

6 October 2011 by
The 56 year old co-founder of Apple died today. Until August earlier this year he served as the Apple CEO, but had to hand over the position to Tim Cook because of health problems

Steve Jobs dies

Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs has been troubled by health related issues. In 2009 he left the company for a six-month leave of absence because of health problem. He underwent a liver transplant in 2009 and the prognosis was said to be "excellent". But in January this year, Jobs once more had been granted a medical leave to focus on his health. 

Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple on August 25th because of health problems. Tim Cook took charge of the company and lead his first public Apple announcement event yesterday when the iPhone 4S was announced.

CEO Tim Cook sent out the following email to all Apple employees earlier today:

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing
human being. 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 his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve's death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

Tim

Rest in peace




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mohqas3 years ago
So young. RIP Steve jobs.
Bonovox3 years ago
Very sad. A massive loss to Apple and the world. It will be hard work taking his place.
Halbercone3 years ago
The world loses Genius technology. May God hold and comfort his family. Rest in Peace Steve!
tranced3 years ago
We never thought this was coming. At least for now or any time closer.
May you RIP, mr. Jobs!
ceaser20083 years ago
May God be with him and help him to rest in peace.
blackvodka3 years ago
very sorry about this...True genies never have long life..but their names will always live as long as people remember and mention the great things they left behind.. May you rest in peace Jobs!
daviep3 years ago
rip steve
MFire3 years ago

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs. It is true that only the good dye young. The world has lost a great visionary , his life was short but full of glory. He will forever be remembered as a man that changed the World!!!
Android would not have been so great to use without Steve, you changed the mobile world, we have to give that to you!!!
argiriano3 years ago
Sad, sad news... We all have to be respectfull for Jobs creativity, determination an inovative thinking... as Apple sad our lives was changed because of his mind and passion of what he do.
R.I.P.
hihihans3 years ago
iSad
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pt0203 years ago
See you in Heaven again!
etaab3 years ago
RIP Steve.
I didnt expect this to happen anytime soon, clearly more was going on behind the scenes than we realised.
Tsepz_GP3 years ago
The tech world has lost a true innovator and visionary, i especialy respect him for how he revolutionised the use of phones.
Will be interesting to see how Apple copes without him now.
He must've known his time was nearly up when he resigned, i agree etaab, a lot must have been going on behind the scenes.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2011-10-06 09:44 ]
Jenova3 years ago
RIP in peace Steve Jobs...
julias3 years ago
I'm completely im shock never did I expect he would die so soon I guess Steve Jobs surprised us till the end
Apple will not be the same without him may he rest in eternal peace!
adnansanni3 years ago
RIP Steve.
Steve will live among us with apple's every single creation...
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, where he addresses his mortality. An inspiring speech, excerpt from Observer.com.
"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven donít want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Lifeís change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so donít waste it living someone elseís life. Donít be trapped by dogma ó which is living with the results of other peopleís thinking. Donít let the noise of othersí opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
julias3 years ago

On 2011-10-06 11:02:38, adnansanni wrote:
RIP Steve.
Steve will live among us with apple's every single creation...
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, where he addresses his mortality. An inspiring speech, excerpt from Observer.com.
"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven donít want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Lifeís change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so donít waste it living someone elseís life. Donít be trapped by dogma ó which is living with the results of other peopleís thinking. Donít let the noise of othersí opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Great words spoken by a truly great man he may be gone but he will inspire many for generations to come!
[ This Message was edited by: julias on 2011-10-06 11:12 ]
julias3 years ago
Leading figures in the tech industry, and even President Obama, flocked online to express their admiration for the visionary boss. Here are their kind words for Steve Jobs who died aged 56 on the 5 October 2011.
http://www.pocket-lint.com/ne[....]teve-jobs-dies-world-reactions
laffen3 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
The entire speach
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2011-10-06 11:40 ]
Bonovox3 years ago
The rest of the world,tech geeks and the people left running Apple will have learned so much from Steve Jobs. He has big shoes to fill. But i guess he will inspire them to go on and do better. Even though i am not a big iphone fan Steve Jobs changed everything and was a clever man. God gave him a gift of his talent. I wonder if he will be buried with something made by Apple.
julias3 years ago
Why does he need to be buried with anything Steve Jobs IS Apple and always will be since he invented the brand and company.
adnansanni3 years ago
I didn't know that he also founder of Pixar Animation Studios.
Pixar has produced Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.
masseur3 years ago
Pixar started life as a part of George Lucas' Lucasfilm (the people that made Star Wars etc).
Steve Jobs bought it from him some years later and gave it the name Pixar.
adsada3 years ago
I never liked apple, but I do respect how what he achieved in making apple the biggest company for electronics, and although I hate apple and their products I admire how they have managed to do so well. Sounds sick to say it, but rivals will be relieved about this news, because they're is a clear link with apples success that can come down to Jobs.
Interestingly the SE facebook has written some nice words about him, "The digital age has lost its leading light, but Steve's innovation and creativity will inspire dreamers and thinkers for generations. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and to all who were inspired by him." So what are they saying here? Admitting that SE (and other brands) were inspired by the iPhone and that they were the 'leading light'?
Bonovox3 years ago
Are they actually officially the worlds biggest electronics company?? I know they are huge but did not think they were the biggest. I have no idea.
julias3 years ago
There is something special about men who wore round glasses and another amazing man sums up Steve Jobs life perfectly.... http://i.imgur.com/8Se3R.jpg
[ This Message was edited by: julias on 2011-10-06 14:14 ]
Bonovox3 years ago
Yes,John Lennon too he was a legend with round glasses & a brilliant man!! Steve Jobs is now up there in the iclouds I cannot believe this is the same guy & how much weight he lost & how different he looked. The last photo is sad
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[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2011-10-06 15:21 ]
idumbakumar3 years ago
i salute to a great guy who turned the mobile industry into a new path of innovation.i respect steve though im not a fan of iphone.. i hope TIM will try to depict u in ur future ideas to become true
RIP steve..
masseur3 years ago
@Bono, we had a (brief) discussion of that last pic a week or two back but the site that first posted it (TMZ I think) soon found out it was a fake
edit: http://i.imgur.com/WV5Y0.jpg
[ This Message was edited by: masseur on 2011-10-06 15:38 ]

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