Steve Jobs has passed away

Tara Brady
6 October, 2011
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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs has died. The visionary founder of Apple, the man who saved the company from disaster and forged it into the envy of the world, lost his long fight with multiple health issues this morning.

Apple’s board of directors has 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 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.”


Steve Jobs 1955-2011

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.

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6 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. Jamie says:

    It is a sad day for Apple fans everywhere, I personally feel like I have lost someone near and dear to me.

  2. Bob Stuart says:


    I’ve been dreading the possibility of this sad day for a long time.

    Best I can do is quote Seth Godin’s latest post:

    “It’s one thing to miss someone, to feel a void when they’re gone. It’s another to do something with their legacy, to honor them through your actions.

    Steve devoted his professional life to giving us (you, me and a billion other people) the most powerful device ever available to an ordinary person. Everything in our world is different because of the device you’re reading this on.

    What are we going to do with it?”

    In deep, deep sadness,


  3. Greg Davies says:

    Apple Users Society of Melbourne (AUSOM Inc) Committee of Management

    We at AUSOM Incorporated are deeply saddened to hear that Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday 5 October 2011 (Pacific Coast time).
    Many of our members are long-time Apple users. All of our members have been influenced in one form or another by the visionary technological advancements introduced by Apple since the company’s inception.
    His loss is not restricted to Apple, but to the community at large.
    The world has lost an innovator and visionary. Steve was a demagogue; one who could and did persuade others and convert them to his cause just by talking to them.
    Steve was a unique individual whose skill, energy, commitment and passion for Apple impelled the company to be one of the most successful in the world. He set the momentum and lead the charge for the whole company.
    Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
    He influenced all our lives and the world is immeasurably changed and better for it.
    Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Laurene, and his family. We share this time with all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
    Steve, on behalf of AUSOM members and the Apple community generally, you will be sorely missed.

  4. Graham says:

    Just heard, so sad, so very sad. What a great man, the world is poorer today.

  5. Geoffrey John Gill says:

    Not since Adam & Eve has the word Apple been so much part of our life and Steve made it so. I will, like billions of others, miss him and the great products he brought to our everyday activities.

  6. Murray says:

    This was very sad news to hear of the loss of Steve Jobs not only to Apple Computer, but also the world of computing and our technological age. His vision and conceptual understanding of not just computing but human behaviour resulted in a significant contribution to the technological development of our world.

    Nothwithstanding the above and the shock which many mac users and advocates felt with this sad news. The greater impact and more significant situation is a family has lost a leader, partner, friend and more importantly a FATHER.

    I like many millions across the planet would like to extend my sympathy and empathy to his family. God Bless You.

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