Steve Jobs co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc has passed away at the age of 56 due to pancreatic cancer. A statement was released by his family
Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.
Steve Jobs was a phenomenal man. A great inventor, entrepreneur, husband and father. “We admire his work. We’ve embraced his vision. And we love what he’s brought to the world,” read an Apple fangroup’s website. “Let’s take a day to honor the man himself and say thank you.” So they have already declared October 14, the day the iPhone 4s is released “Steve Job’s Day” as a tribute.
Apple products have been a staple in my life for a number of years so the news came as a shock to me. People around the world are connected to this man in more ways than they know. The iPod changed the way we listen to music-on-the-go, the iPad made tablets cool again, and the iPhone forever changed the mobile phone experience. He was a true visionary and brought things to life that no one thought possible. Yesterday the world lost one of the most iconic inventors of all times. Yesterday we lost a genius. Steve Jobs will forever be missed and may his legacy carry on.