Thursday, 6 October 2011

Apple founder Steve Jobs dies at 56 - Business

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is shown in this combination photo of file photographs.

Steven Paul 'Steve' Jobs, the legendary Apple co-founder turned his company into one of the most successful technology companies in the world, is dead. He was 56.

In a somber statement on Wednesday, the Apple board of directors said: "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," the statement added.

The company said: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being."

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