Steven Paul Jobs, known by most as simply Steve Jobs has passed away aged 56. Steve Jobs had been suffering difficulties related to Pancreatic Cancer over the past few years.
Apple have issued a statement as well as an Apple.com tribute saying;
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.
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Apple also released a written statement about the sad news;
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that
enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
Flags flew half down at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, sad times for the tech industry.