Apple co-founder STEVE JOBS is dead. He was 56. The man who almost single-handedly transformed the face of the digital world had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and it’s complications when he passed away today.
Steve Jobs led a storied career that included bringing the iPod, iPhone and iPad into wide public use. Star news reported a liver transplant in 2009, and Jobs stepped down from Apple this year due to his many health problems.
“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,”
Apple’s board of directors issued in a statement.
In fact, he’s touted as the greatest corporate leader in the last half of this century, ranking him alongside Walt Disney and Henry Ford as among the U.S.’s business greats.
Under his reigns, Apple changed the way consumers bought music, read books and enjoyed movies.
Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. The world truly is a better place because you were in it.
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