Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple and the public respond to Steve Jobs' death

The world has just got a little darker, losing a man who made it a whole lot brighter.

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, Inc. and former-CEO of Apple has passed away at the age of 56. Jobs died peacefully in his home after a long battle of pancreatic cancer. Jobs' tragic death was announced Wednesday by Apple. The following message was posted on Apple's website: 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 public has clearly been shocked by the sudden death. Thousands of people and celebrities all over the world took to twitter to pay their respects.

"Thanks to one of your inventions my life was changed," tweeted Justin Bieber.

"So sad to hear about Steve Jobs," tweeted Demi Lovato, "[He was] A brilliant man. RIP."

For a large majority of Wednesday night, RIP Steve Jobs was a trending topic on Twitter.

"10 years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash. Now, we have no Jobs, no Hope, and no Cash" was a popular tweet and retweet.

When Jobs resigned from CEO of Apple back in August, he reportedly left the company with four years of product ideas. The Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Jobs' private funeral was held, today. Sony Pictures has reportedly purchased movie rights to a new Steve Jobs biography.

We are truly saddened by the loss of such an amazing, intelligent man that contributed so much to the world of technology, and to the world as a whole. He will be missed, but surely not forgotten.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

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