Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died, the company announced Wednesday night. He had suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009. He stepped down as Apple’s CEO in August. (More on Steve Jobs’ life from The Washington Post.)
Apple’s statement: “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of use 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.”’
In the hour after Jobs’ death was announced, tributes flooded Twitter.
A small selection:
GreenbergMusic: unreal. short life. big thoughts. the man changed our world. rip.
angiemckaig: This is what social media is: A way for people to gather and tell stories. And this is what we do when someone dies.
wrexmason: As a laptop musician/engineer/editor/computer nerd….I gotta say THANK YOU to this man bit.ly/ol0I54
dbmac: The world has lost a great visionary and advocate for innovation & creativity. Thank you, Steve. bit.ly/r4JSUx
MelissaBell: I walk into a restaurant and man says, Steve Jobs died. I sit in front of my Apple computer and I tear up.
SmashFit: I am so saddened by the news of Steve Jobs death. Myy career as an artist was inspired by the Mac. He was pure brilliance.
ABDULLAHAHMED: Goodbye Steve. I always secretly admired your drive, passion, ambition, innovation, and the reality distortion field…
jamietanjaiphen: More than showing how people are suppose to live, he taught people how to die. The world just lost a great visionary. RIP #steve Jobs
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