News broke Wednesday evening with the news that Steve Jobs died at age 56.
The man who started Apple computer in a garage at age 21 with friend Stephen Wozniak lost his nearly eight-year battle with cancer Wednesday. His death comes just two months after resigning as CEO.
Apple announced his death at www.apple.com/stevejobs, saying:
“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.”
Apple set up an email account firstname.lastname@example.org for those wanting to share their thoughts, memories and condolences. Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed employees Wednesday with a slightly expanded version of that statement.