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

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.

Steve Jobs at Keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent the following email to all Apple employees:

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

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.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

Tim

On behalf of the groovyPost team, we wish Jobs’ family and friends our deepest sympathies.

Steve Jobs Passing

On behalf of the groovyPost team, we wish Jobs’ family and friends our deepest sympathies.

images courtesy of Apple

9 Comments

9 Comments

  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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