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

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