In some unfortunate news this evening, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” read a statement by Apple’s board of directors. “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.”
In a message on the Apple website the company further express their grievance by posting an image of Jobs and 1955-2011 below his name on its homepage. The link then takes you to this message,
“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.”
Although news is still developing, Jobs is known to have been battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer for some time. May he R.I.P.
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