Apple CEO “Steve Jobs” has died
Sad news: Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has died
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and innovator. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc
On October 5, 2011, Jobs’ family made a statement that he “died peacefully today”.[ Apple released a separate statement saying that Jobs had died. The statement read: “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.”
Also on October 5, 2011, Apple’s corporate website greeted visitors with a simple page showing Jobs’ name and lifespan next to his greyscale portrait. Clicking on Jobs’ image led to an obituary that read “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.” An email address was also posted for the public to share their memories, condolences, and thoughts.
Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, to whom he was married for 20 years; their three children, Reed (born 1991), Erin (born 1995), and Eve (born 1998); and a fourth child, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, from a previous relationship.
The man was a true Genius and one of the most remarkable entrepreneurs and inspirational leaders in history.
RIP Steve Jobs.