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Steve Jobs: Apple Co-founder and Chair Dies at 56

Steve Jobs at Keynote

Steve Jobs died peacefully today after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, Apple confirmed.  He was 56.

Jobs, who co-founded Apple with inventor Steve Wozniak in 1976,  just last month resigned his post as CEO of the company he revived from near disaster. Jobs, ousted from Apple in 1985, returned in 1997 to engineer what will go down in corporate history as one of the biggest turnarounds of all time. His fierce attention to detail, charismatic stage presence and persistently held view that tech could be art transformed Apple.

Apple, in a statement, welcomes memories and condolences to [email protected] behalf of the groovyPost team, we wish Jobs’ family and friends our deepest sympathies.

Steve Jobs Passing

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 Steve Krause contributed to the writing of this groovyPost

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9 Responses to Steve Jobs: Apple Co-founder and Chair Dies at 56

  1. Jordan Austin October 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    This is really tragic, he was a visionary for sure.

    -Jordan, groovyPost.com

  2. Steve Krause October 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Wow… Very sad news.

  3. Brian Burgess October 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Steve was a giant in the tech world. He was truly a great visionary.

  4. Techno Sage October 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Steve, you will be missed by many…

  5. Rod Seed October 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    A very sad day today, I wish his family all the best.

  6. Nathan Berry October 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    Bummer, bummer, bummer…. 🙁

  7. Ann Hofferberth October 6, 2011 at 2:25 am #

    I was shocked and saddened. He was remarkable and although I did not know him personally…I know I am going to miss him!

    • Steve Krause October 6, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      It was a shock. I was certain it was a rumor however I admit, I stared at the Apple home page for a few minutes after it was announced. He was very young.

  8. moop October 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Why care? Another dictator dies….

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