After a long battle with cancer, the visionary co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56.
- Steve Jobs, who stepped down as Apple CEO in August, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
- Apple fans are invited to share their thoughts, memories and condolences by sending messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jobs' death comes the day after Apple unveiled the new iPhone 4S.
Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs died from cancer at 56, a premature end for a man who revolutionized modern culture with ubiquitous inventions like the iPod and the iPad.
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the California-based gadgetmaker said in a statement from its board of directors.
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"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."
Tim Cook -- who had been handling Apple's day-to-day operations since Jobs went on medical leave in January, and was made CEO in August -- led the praise for the Silicon Valley legend.