Steve Jobs, the brain behind the Apple brand, dies at age 56. On Wednesday, he lost the battle with cancer. Thousands and thousands of fans have gathered to mourn his passing at Apple stores, CNN reports.
Apple mastermind Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday. Millions of apple fans all over the world joined his family and friends in grief on Wednesday night. Jobs has been battling cancer for several years and in January he took a medical leave from the company. In August his health state was so bad that he had to step down from the CEO position, as he could no longer “meet [his] duties and expectations”. He put Tim Cook in charge of the brand.
Cook mourns Apple co-founder’s death along with the crowd. He says that “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being” and adds that he was among the fortunate one to have had the opportunity of knowing Jobs. “His spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple”, the new CEO concluded.
Several other IT moguls have reacted to Steve Job’s too-soon death. Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg thanks Steve for being a friend and a mentor to him. “I will miss you”, he wrote on his Facebook wall.
Meg Whitman, the president of HP named Jobs an “iconic entrepreneur” and believes h will be remembered for the innovation and inspiration that had such a great impact beyond Silicon Valley.
YouTube founders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen said that he will be “sorely missed” and Google’s Sergey Brin believes Jobs left his creative energy in every Apple product he designed, “including the macbook I am writing this on right now. I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.”
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama released an official statement expressing their personal regrets on the Apple creator’s death. “Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs”. They praised Jobs’ courage and talent and added that “there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”