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Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56: Apple Confirms
Steve Jobs is Dead at 56
Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and Pixar, has passed away at age 56 on October 5, 2011, after recently stepping down as Apple CEO. Steve Jobs transformed Apple from a fringe player in the personal-computing game to the primary force in gadget and computer design and UI.
Steve Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, and four children.
Apple confirmed Steve Jobs' death, saying, "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. 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."
Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Mac fans reacted almost instantly to the news of Steve Jobs' death. Apple is asking fans to email their thoughts, memories and condolences to email@example.com.
Steve Jobs has struggled with his health over the past several years, and has been the subject of numerous death rumors. Jobs had spoken of a desire to "make a dent in the universe", and he managed to do exactly that.
Born in San Francisco to Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian immigrant Abdulfattah Jandali and then put up for adoption, the guy in the black turtleneck and dad jeans brought you the mouse and the multi-touch screen: the click and the tap that is replacing it.