Steve Jobs was announced dead today October 5, 2011 by Apple, Inc. He was 56. Jobs suffered a number of serious health issues over the last couple of years.
In 2004, he announced he had form of pancreatic cancer … and had a tumor successfully removed from his pancreas later that year.
In 2009, Jobs received a liver transplant after announcing his “health-related issues were more complex than I thought.”
Earlier this year he resigned from his position as CEO of Apple, Inc. He is gone from this world but his work will be remembered by all of us who have admired him for his great vision and creativity, rest in peace Steve.
Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft has already expressed his condolences in his blog:
I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
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