Apple’s Steve Jobs Dies at 56

A sad day here in the Silicon Valley and around the world as news spreads about the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Jobs invented some of the world’s most popular gadgets that have transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod,  iPhone and iPad. He was 56 years old.

From the New York Times:

The death was announced by Apple, the company Mr. Jobs and his high school friend Stephen Wozniak started in 1976 in a suburban California garage.

Mr. Jobs had waged a long and public struggle with cancer, remaining the face of the company even as he underwent treatment. He continued to introduce new products for a global market in his trademark blue jeans even as he grew gaunt and frail.

He underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004, received a liver transplant in 2009 and took three medical leaves of absence as Apple’s chief executive before stepping down in August and turning over the helm to Timothy D. Cook, the chief operating officer. When he left, he was still engaged in the company’s affairs, negotiating with another Silicon Valley executive only weeks earlier.

From CBS News:

Jobs 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. Jobs then stepped down as chief executive in late August, citing his inability to “meet my duties and expectations” stemming from his illness.

In a statement, Apple said paid tribute to its one-time leader as ” a visionary and creative genius” adding that the world had “lost an amazing human being.”

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6 Comments on “Apple’s Steve Jobs Dies at 56”

  1. One Op Says:

    Gone at age 56, one man who accomplished so much we have all mede use of. Makes me wonder what more he would have created if he had gone on. So many geniuses also do fabulous things in their later years. Heart felt sympathy and prayer for his family.

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  3. Honeydog Says:

    That’s such a Shame. Always hate to hear of that awful “C” Word claiming a Life, especially of one still Young and with a Visionary Mind of immeasurable Genius. So sad when bad things happen to good people. He may have left this World, but he left it a “Changed” one forever with his extraordinary Contributions, by which this Generation was Inspired, Awestruck, Advanced, and so very Grateful for. His brilliant Inventions will surely be the Stories of History Books, References, Training, Lectures, Discussions and monumental Admiration for many Generations to come, and that is quite a Legacy to leave behind. Thank You, Steve, for everything, and may God have a very special place for you in Heaven. You already have ensured it here on Earth. Deepest Sympathy to the Jobs Family, his Friends and Colleagues. RIP.

  4. Sandy Says:

    What an amazing man he was.
    My heartfelt condolences to his family.

  5. Ella Cash Says:

    So, farewell then Steve Jobs. You were the Apple of many an eye. His death wasn’t exactly unexpected but the reality has still shocked many, judging from the heartfelt tributes evident on many sites. What stays with me most about him is he said, as others have, you have to love what you do. That’s what I’ll remember about him.

  6. SEO Software Says:

    It’s coming out now that Steve Jobs advised Bill Clinton on how how to cope with the Monica Lewinsky debacle. Maybe Jobs should have designed Clinton an app for it LOL!

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