Steve Jobs, Apple Founder and Former CEO, Dies at 56
Just days after Apple has revealed their new iPhone 4S and new iOS, founder Steve Jobs dies in California at age of 56.
Steve Jobs has been the brain icon behind an empire of technological products that has revolutionized computing, telephony and the music industry. Because of Steve Jobs, there are iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes. Great technologies that came from a great mind and that we are all enjoying.
Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in a brief statement. “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.”
Jobs had been battling an illness for almost a decade. He has struggled with a cancer in 2003 and a liver transplant six years later. Recently, his gaunt appearance and frequent leave of absence has stirred rumors that the icon was not in good health. And just last August, he had resigned as Apple’s CEO.
Bill Gates, the former chief executive of Microsoft, said in a statement that he was “truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’s death”. He added: “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 honour. I will miss Steve immensely.”
Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, and four children. In a statement his family said Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family … We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief”.
Thank you Steve Jobs for your contribution to the world. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace.