Apple Co-Founder and Industry heavy weight Steve Jobs passed away today at the age of 56 after a long fight with cancer. Jobs was the driving force behind many high-tech devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and Mac computer. He will be remembered as a visionary and mentor to many.
Apples Official Statement
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in its statement, released shortly after 4:30 p.m.
“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.”
Apple has lost a visionary and a 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.