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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

DEAD AT 56

10/5/2011 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve Jobs is Dead at 56
Steve Jobs -- the mega-genius who co-founded Apple Inc. -- has died ... reps for the company have confirmed.

Jobs was 56.

Jobs suffered a number of serious health issues over the years. In 2004, he announced he had a rare -- but treatable -- form of pancreatic cancer ... and had a tumor successfully removed from his pancreas later that year.

TMZ posted a picture of Jobs two days after he resigned as Apple's CEO in August, clearly showing a deterioration in his health.

In 2009, Jobs received a liver transplant after announcing his "health-related issues were more complex than I thought."

Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, and 4 children.

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4:50 PM: Apple has released a statement ... reading, "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."

5:10 PM: Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to Apple staff, which reads:

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

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.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve's death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

Tim

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Jack    

RIP

1063 days ago
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GOD    

Welcome appleboy :)

1063 days ago
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mamajj    

RIP Steve.

1063 days ago
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Carol B    

It's unfrotunate that such an articulant man died. In our deutchelrand we say vawncast to this, we wish his soul well.

1063 days ago
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YouDontSay    

So sorry. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Cancer sucks. I unfortunately know.

1063 days ago
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nicole    

RIP kind Sir!

1063 days ago
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CountryGal    

I want to see his medical records. I seriously think he had AIDS. He's been sickly and skinny for years. Usually when you have cancer and get skinny and sickly looking you only have weeks left. That's what I noticed with cancer patients anyway.

1063 days ago
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Ball`s has no Ball`s    

idead

1063 days ago
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Hugo    

I cant believe.

1063 days ago
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Artist    

Try to be nice people. This man changed all of our lives in a good way. RIP Steve

1063 days ago
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Fibb    

RIP Steve, welcome to your new life in the Heveans...

1063 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

RIP Steve and thank you for your many contributions. My condolences to the family.

1063 days ago
13.

missbigshot    

He really was a visionary. Life is precious and it doesn't matter how much money you have.

1063 days ago
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birdman    

Those of you saying TMZ faked the picture must feel stupid.


RIP

1063 days ago
15.

Richard    

RIP Steve.

1063 days ago
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