“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away.
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.” This is how Apple announced it’s great leader’s demise on October 5, 2011.
When Jobs resigned from his position as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011, he only justified his decision by saying that he could “no longer meet [his] duties and expectations” as the company’s CEO. Rumors about him having serious health issues soon spread, but it was never entirely clear what the problem was.
Last week Steve Jobs passed away due to complications from a severe form of pancreatic cancer. His family declared that he “died peacefully today surrounded by his family… We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief… In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family”.
Jobs changed the world that he lived in on many levels. He brought technology closer to us all, made complicated things accessible to simple people, and he inspired many with wise, motivational words like the following: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”.
May he rest in peace.