Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has passed away, Apple confirmed on Wednesday.
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” reads a message posted to the Apple Web site. “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.”
Apple’s board of directors offered a statement acknowledging Jobs’ passing:
“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 directs people interested in sharing memories of Steve to an address: [email protected]