Apple: Steve Jobs, 56, Visionary, Passes Away
By Tiernan Ray
Apple (AAPL) this evening issued a brief statement saying founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, 56, has passed away:
Steve Jobs’ family today made the following statement regarding his death:
Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.
This is a sad day for the technology world. Jobs made a profound and lasting contribution not just to computing but to many aspects of society. Rest in peace, Mr. Jobs. Thanks for your contribution.