Steve Jobs official cause of death

Tara Brady
11 October, 2011
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Steve Jobs died at home in Palo Alto, California, of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5, according to his death certificate. His occupation was listed as “entrepreneur” in the “high tech” business.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, issued the document today.

Respiratory arrest was listed as the immediate cause of death, with “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” listed as the underlying cause, according to the certificate. Jobs’s death occurred five years after the onset of the tumor, according to the certificate.

No autopsy was performed. Jobs was buried at a non- denominational cemetery in Santa Clara County on Oct. 7. The name of the person who filled out the certificate was blacked out.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) announced Oct. 5 that Jobs, 56, died without providing any details about the time and place. The iconic chief executive officer of the iPhone maker resigned his position Aug. 24. He had been diagnosed in 2003 with a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of pancreatic cancer, and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.

Apple unveiled the latest version of its iPhone, the product that accounts for almost half of the company’s sales, on Oct. 4, the day before his death.

Apple declined to comment, spokesman Steve Dowling said today.

The company had notified the Palo Alto, California, police department a few days before his death that Jobs was expected to die. The police department sought to be made aware so it could have patrols ready in case large numbers of mourners gathered at Jobs’s home, Sandra Brown, a spokeswoman for the department, said last week.

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