Steve Jobs is dead

Influential founder of Apple succumbs to cancer at the age of 56

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, died of cancer today at the age of 56. In August, Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple after battling the disease for several years. Jobs’ work at Apple made it one of the most successful and influential companies in the world; products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad were developed under him. As head of Pixar, he also helped make computer-animated films tremendously successful. Apple’s Board of Directors announced his death, saying “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.”


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