Over a month ago Steve Jobs announced his resignation from Apple. Today, it is with much sadness that we learn that Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.
Apple has placed the image at left on their homepage, eulogizing Steve Jobs.
In addition, the company has posted the image and statement below which reads:
“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 family of Steve Jobs has also issued the following statement:
“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.”
A sad day for all influenced and impacted by Steve Jobs.