The Passing of a Great Man: Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011
7

Well, just one day after the announcement of the new iPhone 4S we have some terribly sad news. Today Apple board of directors have now confirmed that Steve Jobs has passed away. It deeply saddens me to have to write this story, Steve will always be remembered for his utterly amazing work and everything he has achieved and accomplished.

I don't even know what to say. His brilliant idea's and designs will be forever remembered for what changed the mobile industry forever and more. This news is just hitting the wires and sadly we must report it.

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif.-- We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

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.

Apple's new CEO Tim Cook today 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

This is a terribly sad day for the world in general, but especially for his entire family -- that being those close to him, and the technology and mobile communities at large. We all love and enjoy everything Steve and Apple have created. He has now left at the early age of 56, he will be sorely missed.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com


Recent Stories
  • Anonymous

    His business practices I was not fond of, but the brilliance he brought to the tech world you simply can’t ignore. I am an Android and wp7 fan, yes, but a tech fan more. Steve, without you, many of the things I have come to know and love would not exist. Rest in Peace. The world has lost a great man.

  • Djstar2k2

    the magic man will be missed.  i do hope they can keep the comp stiff for uncle googs and us..  its been said before but he was thomas edison of our time.  thank u sir for for your vision and inadvertently android!  SALUTE

  • ir0ck

    Sadly another ingenious pioneer of the computer passes on. We pray for his Soul.

  • Fan

    THE ICONIC COFOUNDER OF APPLE >>>> STEVE JOBS IS A TRUE VISIONARY!

  • http://majamaki.com Terry Majamaki

    its sucks, we expect these types of people to be around forever and then this happens.  Here’s my thoughts on it @ http://majamaki.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-the-crazy-one/

  • Diggleborf

    all he did was copy ideas and treat his workers like dirt. i wont miss him

    • Lavo101

      Maybe so, but let’s not forget this was a human being, with a family. Whether he copied ideas or not isn’t important, let the man get the praise he deserves, for all he’s done…