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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This is a day when the World's Technology Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet took a massive hit. Steve Jobs was essentiall­y an intelligen­t man of immense value; and sometimes his huge success and repeat success lost this fact. He was very gifted. Best Wishes to all of Steve Jobs' family and may he rest in peace, DINESH R MAKWANA (DREAMWORD­S AND INORBITS)

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@ Hilton Hater, Thank you for the well written story about Steve Jobs.

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Rest In Peace, Steve. Thank you for all your wonderful inventions. You will be dearly loved and missed. Condolences to your family.

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Very sad to have read the
Loss of Mr. Steve. My
Thoughts and prayers are with his family
And friends .

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It is very sad news to learn that the inventor of Apple computer passed away today. Steve Jobs was not only a legendary person of this century, he was a great inventor of this century as through his inventions influenced and affected countless lives throughout the world for many years to come. Mr. Steve Job certainly shall be missed and remembered.

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Our condolences to Jobs family. We trully sorry for your loss. He did great things,he'll be remembered.