Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs former CEO and Co-Founder of Apple Passes Away

Steve Jobs, former CEO and Co-Founder of Apple, passed away yesterday after a seven year battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was a visionary who created a new era of digital innovation.

He played a huge part in building one of the most successful companies ever, through his ability to think outside the box, Steve Jobs will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Reproduced below is the internal memo issued to Apple's Staff by Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO.


I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


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