Steve Jobs, 56, Dies

A legend. A visionary. A genius. A friend. A game changer. A trendsetter. Steve Jobs, a person who changed computing, movies, music and mobility during his time on earth through the Macintosh, the iPod, iTunes, Pixar Studios, the iPhone and iPad.

Apple’s Board of Directors released a brief 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 all of 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.


Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent the following email to all Apple employees:


I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today. 

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 are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


Thank you Steve for everything. You’ve definitely changed how we work here at Urban Online Entertainment, and how we utilize technology in many of our internal production projects.

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