Crazy that the very next day following the announcement of the iPhone 4s, Steve Jobs died at 56 years old. We were all anticipating his announcement of the new product but unfortunately he was sicker than we all thought. His family said in a statement that he died peacefully surrounded by family members. Though the exact condition from which Steve Jobs died was not released by either Apple nor his family, was likely from his battle with pancreatic cancer. According to Forbes has a net worth of 7 Billion. He leaves behind his Wife and four children.
This was posted on Apple’s website:
Steve Jobs 1955-2011
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 inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
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His genius, vision and creative ability has affected millions in the world and changed the way in which we live life on a daily basis. From the creation of the personal pc to multimedia computing to iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and countless other innovations Steve Jobs’ was a mogul and creative giant. Co-Founder of Apple and the incredible success of Pixar Animation Studios Steve Jobs touched all corners of the creative world. I, like many of you will miss Steve and I find myself saddened and feel like I have lost a friend.
Steve Wozniak soon after learning about Steve’s death told ABC news “I’m shocked and disturbed”.
Apple’s board released a statement earlier tonight:
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy, with a source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives, the world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
In a hand written statement, Bill Gates wrote that they,
“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,” and also said “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”