Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO and the man behind the development of Apple‘s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, according to an Apple statement as reported by CNN.
The Apple iconic figure, Jobs, succumbed to pancreatic cancer that he has been battling since 2004.
A special Apple home page was dedicated by the company for Jobs.
Apple‘s board of directors has issued an official statement on Jobs‘ death. According to the statement, the board “are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. 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.”