Steve Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family" .... the Apple mogul's family said in a statement.
The family said, "In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family."
"We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories."
The statement concludes, "We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief."