Technology giant Apple Inc.’s co-founder Steve Jobs finally succumbed to a rare form of pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed in 2003. He died on Wednesday in Palo Alto, California at the age of 56 — just one day after Apple unveiled its latest iPhone model.
According to the family of Steve Jobs, he died “peacefully” surrounded by his family. He left behind his wife Laurene, their son Reed Paul and their daughters Erin Sienna and Eve, and a daughter from a previous relationship, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. In a statement, his family shared that he was a visionary in public, but a family man in private. They gave their thanks to the people who had been with them during Steve’s illness. They will provide a website for those who want to share their tributes to him. However, they are also asking for privacy during their mourning period.
“The world rarely sees someone who has the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come,” said Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, whom Jobs had been often compared. “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.” [Read more…]