“October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56, in his home in Palo Alto, California,” Luke Dormehl writes for Cult of Mac.

“Jobs’ official cause of death is respiratory arrest arising from complications related to a rare type of pancreatic cancer, with which he was diagnosed eight years earlier,” Dormehl writes. “He officially stepped down from his role as Apple’s CEO in August, 2011.”

“With so much written about Jobs in the years since he died, and so much material to write about, it’s impossible to summarize Jobs’ life in a short article. To me, one of the most notable things about his death was how much it meant to people all over the world,” Dormehl writes. “If anyone thought of tech as a niche hobby in 2011, they can’t have been thinking that after the public outpouring of grief which met the news about Steve.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve!

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” by Diana Walker (born 1942) / Digital inkjet print, 1982 (printed 2011) / (Diana Walker - National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker; © Diana Walker)

“Steve Jobs” (1982) by Diana Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)