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Steve Jobs Dies. A Revolution Ends.

The technology industry's unparalleled innovator died Wednesday, approximately a month after resigning as Apple CEO.

Fritz Nelson

October 5, 2011

1 Min Read

Apple's co-founder and heartbeat, the technology industry's king of innovation, died Wednesday, approximately a month after resigning as Apple CEO. He was 56. Over the years, Jobs has battled, and survived cancer. Lately his health appeared to suffer, and in public appearances seemed frail.

Apple's board of directors issued the following statement:

"We 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 our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

"His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

On its website, Apple said:

"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 detail 10 of Steve Jobs' greatest innovations here. And here was a piece about the resignation speech we wish Steve Jobs had given.

The Apple home page now simply shows a black-and-white picture of Jobs.

Please post your thoughts on how Steve Jobs touched your life in the comments below.

About the Author(s)

Fritz Nelson

Vice President, Editorial Director InformationWeek Business Technology Network

Fritz Nelson is a former senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network.

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