Visionary Apple founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

Tina Nguyen Contributor
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Steve Jobs, computer visionary and industry titan, is dead.

The Associated Press reported this evening that Steve Jobs has died in California, citing Apple representatives. The company’s website confirmed the news.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” Apple said in a short statement. “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.”

Jobs, the creator of revolutionary computing and communication devices such as the Macintosh, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, recently passed on the leadership of his company to former Chief Operational Officer Tim Cook last month, citing health issues. Jobs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004 and left the day-to-day operations of the company earlier this year in January.

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