Statement from Steve Jobs’ family after his passing

The family of Apple Inc. co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs issued this statement following his death on Wednesday at age 56:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

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  1. Upon his return, Steve acknowledged the long hours and other sacrifices made by the extended ‘Apple family’ that went into making great products.

    In this time, I wish to thank Steve’s family for sharing him with us — he touched our hearts, minds and souls — and I extend to them my thoughts and sincere condolences.

  2. I suppose Steven knew that this time there will be no another chance during all of this said year, yet his thoughts could still fly as high as ever, his plans were going to the future as far as years from now.

    I forgot the exact term, but Foxconn’s founder appropriately used ancient Chinese word that describes ferless heroic stoicism and devotion to the mission of your life.

    The epitaph should maybe use Jobs’ “I want to put a ding in the universe”.

  3. It is indeed a very sad day for the world. He was a genius and certainly the inspiration for my career and interest in computers from a single digit age for 30 years.

    I am in mourning…

    Rest in Peace Steve

  4. I hope Tim Cook will change the name of the iPhone 5 to iSteve or iPhone SJ in memory of him, as Apple is always a year ahead of product release…we all know Steve’s vision and standards are inside the upcoming iPhone 5…er…iSteve…but, in fact, it won’t be his last vision…the Cupertino campus will be his last revolutionary vision…and I hope they place his remains in the center of the campus park…he would have loved that campus so much. When he delivered the plans to the town committee, we all heard how weak his voice was, and feared the worst. Rest in God’s hands, my earthly hero…Steve…you changed my life and the way I look at life. iWeep

  5. I was privileged to meet Steve when I drove Buckminster Fuller to Apple HQ for a cold call introduction of him to Steve in about 1978. Everyone dropped what they were doing and Steve was happy to give Bucky a personal tour of the place. I was a charter adopter of two Macintosh computers in 1984 allowing me to easily startup one of the first Mac Magazines, MacBriefs. Steve has been my hero and constant mental companion ever since. I’ll miss his presence in life a lot. But his presence in my life and in all of ours forthcoming will persist in all the great tools he’s made for us and which will continue to be made for us by the creative empire he has built and left us all to continue to cherish. His influences and legacy will never die. God bless his wife and children.

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