Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has died

Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, 56, has passed away according to a statement released on the company’s website.

The statement remembers Jobs as a creative genius and inspiration:

“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 has asked that “thoughts, memories and condolences” to be sent to [email protected].

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