Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple, Passes Away at 56

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Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the man responsible for numerous technology innovations that shape our lives on a daily basis, has passed away.

He was 56.

Jobs announced in 2004 that he suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had a tumor removed later that year, but he continued to deal with a number of health problems since then.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

In 2009, after stating his "health-related issues were more complex than I thought," Jobs underwent a liver transplant. Less than two months ago, he resigned as CEO of Apple, telling the public he could no longer meet the "duties and expectations" for himself in that position.

Apple - which released its latest iPhone model this week - released a statement soon after Jobs passed away. It reads: "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."

Our thoughts go out to Jobs' family and loved ones.

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Jobs was a selfish tyrant, money hungry techno-nerd. Basically a CREEP, like most Silicon Valley executives are.

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RIP Steve Jobs! The world will miss you! ):

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SAD,SAD,SAD

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My condolences, heart and prayers go out to the entire family of Steve Jobs. Steve, THANK YOU, sir...for inventing (among other things) the Apple MacBook laptop. I bought an Apple MacBook laptop over this past summer on June 29, 2011. I LOVE IT!!! The Internet keeps me so easily entertained these days. So long Steve...you will be missed and may you REST IN PEACE!!!!! Amen.

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My condolences 2 the family of Steve Jobs. U will b remembered 4ever 4 all ur great inventions that we use n everyday life.thank u 4 u will b trully missed.....

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RIP Steve Jobs, and prayers to you family and loved ones, that they may find comfort in cherishing fondest memories of you. Thank you for being such a creative genius. Once you go MAC, you never go back....I'm hooked.

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My heartfelft condolences go out to his family. He was a man with
a passion and a plan to fulfull it , and he did. He will be truly
missed, but certainly not forgotten. Your battle here has ended, but
your legacy will live on forever and I'm sure a new chapter awaits
as you crossover to an everlasting life. RIP, we love you.

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Sorry for your loss to the jobs family I recently lost my father he had a heart attack on July 19th Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most painful forms of cancer he's luck to have survived 7 long yrs w/this it's always fatal.

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Very sad news indeed you're a trully a legend ,My condolence to the family...

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A true genius, we will miss him. God bless him and his family. He sure put up a great fight with one of the most painful cancers you can get. My father died of the same.