Steve Jobs Dead: Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Twitter Reactions
Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Apple Fans Respond to News of Steve Jobs' Death
The tech world lost its biggest star on October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs has passed away. Fans of Jobs and his work are crushing Twitter and Facebook with tributes as the news spreads.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote, "No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve's death."
Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke fondly of Steve Jobs, saying, "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."
- Patton Oswalt: "RIP Steve Jobs. The closest thing we had to Tony Stark."
- Bill Gates: "The world rarely sees someone who made such a profound impact."
- Kylie Minogue: "From my Mac to all Lovers.....RIP Steve Jobs"
- Damon Lindelof: "Steve Jobs. On behalf of every dreamer sitting in his or her garage who is crazy enough to try to change the world, you will be missed."
- Barack Obama: "Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. From all of us at #Obama2012, thank you for the work you make possible every day—including ours."
- Andy Carvin, NPR: "I even had a Newton. Sigh. #RIPstevejobs"
- Salman Rushdie: "He was one of the great architects of the real."
- Brian Bolter: "If there's ever a chance we'll get FaceTime in heaven now is that time. Thank you, Steve Jobs."
- Sergey Brin (via Google Plus): "Your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product... you will be missed very much."
- Larry Page (via Google Plus): "He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it."
- Ellen DeGeneres: "I just finished my show and I heard the news about Steve Jobs. He was an amazing man with an incredible vision. He changed the world."
- Tom Muller: "RIP Steve. If it wasn't for Mac I probably would have never touched a computer."
- Mark Zuckerberg (via Facebook): "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you."
Also check out Boing Boing's old-school Steve Jobs tribute theme.
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