Remembering Steve Jobs
Tim Cook issued a news statement upon Jobs’ passing tonight. Cook said “I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today”. Cook said that, with Jobs’ passing, Apple had “lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.” Cook also called Jobs a caring person and an “inspiring mentor.” And despite his passing, Jobs leaves a “spirit [that] will forever be the foundation of Apple” Cook told news this evening.
Cook encouraged others to celebrate Jobs through the Apple website tonight. “We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon.”
Jobs’ family issued the following statement to news tonight. “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.”
Jobs’ family indicated a special website may also be set up for users to remember Jobs. “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.
They added “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.”
Updated at Saturday, October 15th 2011