Apple Founder Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has lost his seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer, it was announced today.

The technological visionary has dealt with health issues for close to a decade, going on a medical leave of absence this past January.

He continued to be a public figure for Apple until announcing his retirement in August.

"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," said a statement from by Apple's board of directors. "His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

Apple's impact on the video games industry, especially in recent years, has been undeniable. The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are some of the most popular portable gaming devices available.

The company announced the latest iteration of the iPhone yesterday, the iPhone 4S. It goes on sale later this month.

Apple is collecting thoughts and memories of Jobs through the email address rememberingsteve@apple.com.

Thanks for everything, Steve.

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has lost his seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer, it was announced today.

The technological visionary has dealt with health issues for close to a decade, going on a medical leave of absence this past January.

He continued to be a public figure for Apple until announcing his retirement in August.

"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," said a statement from by Apple's board of directors. "His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

Apple's impact on the video games industry, especially in recent years, has been undeniable. The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are some of the most popular portable gaming devices available.

The company announced the latest iteration of the iPhone yesterday, the iPhone 4S. It goes on sale later this month.

Apple is collecting thoughts and memories of Jobs through the email address rememberingsteve@apple.com.

Thanks for everything, Steve.

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#2  Edited By NewDust

So sad....

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#3  Edited By Tanjamin

RIP Steve

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#4  Edited By QuietAlien

That's sad. Not much else for me to say.

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#5  Edited By Swoxx

 Rest in Peace, Steve. 

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#6  Edited By Kirklebum

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

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#7  Edited By StriderJ8

A damn shame...

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#8  Edited By scarace360

that sucks but we all gotta die at some point. At least he did something great with his life.

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#9  Edited By falling_fast

ah. that second last paragraph should read "thoughts and memories", Patrick.

RIP Steve Jobs :(

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#10  Edited By zombie2011

This guy changed the game.

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#11  Edited By MooseyMcMan

[Moment of silence.]

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#12  Edited By Lobster_Ear

I didn't even know he had cancer :/

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#13  Edited By Citizenking

RIP....still don't like apple.

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#14  Edited By Soulblitz

I think it's fair to say the world wouldn't be the same if not for him. Rest in peace, Steve.

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#15  Edited By fooflighter737

@Kirklebum said:

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

That's what I thought too

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#16  Edited By Afroman269

Sucks.

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#17  Edited By Seedofpower

RIP dude. RIP.

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#18  Edited By dok05

RIP Steve Jobs. Great visionair

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#19  Edited By Cyrisaurus

RIP Steve. It was hard watching the livestream earlier when you guys found out.

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#20  Edited By Shadow

Without him, I wouldn't have a job right now. So I guess that's why he left...

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#21  Edited By maxB

RIP

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#22  Edited By orderseeker

RIP

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@Kirklebum said:

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

Biopic coming soon!

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#24  Edited By Phoenix87

RIP

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#26  Edited By Jeffsekai

:(

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#27  Edited By GirlsGeneration

Poor guy RIP = (

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#28  Edited By RE_Player1

I'm still a little shocked at the news. He will be missed and his influence will still be felt for years to come.

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#29  Edited By TechHits

@Kirklebum said:

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

Wow spot on.

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#30  Edited By TruthTellah

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs.

I may not have always been a fan of your work, but you did help revolutionize computers. Accessibility and solid build over power and choice. An interesting alternative that really opened up computing to so many who might have otherwise avoided it. And for gamers, you brought us Breakout, the computer mouse, and new mobile gaming platforms in the iPhone and iPad.

Pancreatic cancer is horrible, and it's a shame that Steve Jobs didn't pursue proper medical treatment for so long. Herbs and homeopathic medicine should never be given prominence over real medical treatment. It was a great blessing that he eventually decided to get the necessary treatment with a liver transplant and quality medicine so that the world could enjoy his presence for a number of years longer.

A day that has been expected for some time, but still a sad day for all of us who enjoy modern technology. He will be missed.

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#31  Edited By AhmadMetallic

Now this is someone that I actually feel the need to drop a farewell comment for, because he achieved something great and moved technology forward. We throw our "you will be missed" around too often for it to actually mean what it's supposed to mean.

Anyway, I hate Apple and the people who enjoy their products, but I'll be damned if this man didn't change the fucking world. Rest in peace!

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#32  Edited By Bumbuliuz

Sad thing to see someone in the prime of their life die so soon.

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#33  Edited By arcn

Wow I heard them talking about Steve Jobs on the livestream but I thought it was some kind of random discussion

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#34  Edited By Zamir

RIP

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#35  Edited By Servbot_2021

RIP

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#36  Edited By Sanity_Crash

Rest in Peace mister Jobs, you had a great run and contributed many things to the world. despite my own opinions on Apple products, i can't deny the amount of good Apple has done under your leadership. Godspeed.

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#37  Edited By Sooperspy

This sucks. RIP

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#38  Edited By TruthTellah

@Nomin: He did work for Atari, made Breakout, and developed multiple platforms for games, both on the desktop and in mobile phones.

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#39  Edited By innacces14

RIP

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#40  Edited By Three0neFive

I guess that settles it - an Apple away doesn't keep the doctor away.

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#41  Edited By John-Luke

Too early for him to go.

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#42  Edited By Chemin

Wow. R.I.P. Didn't expect that.

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#43  Edited By Praab_NZ

Great man, almost single handedly revolutionised two computing platforms, and above all a nice guy.

At least he is free from his cancer now.

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#44  Edited By Siphillis

I get the feeling I'm going to be upset about this for a while.

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#45  Edited By Brhys

Rip Mr.Jobs

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#46  Edited By SHADOWINFINITE

r.i.p. one of the most famous father of modern technology

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#47  Edited By Nets

That's a damn shame. I literally just wrote a paper on how inspiring his speech was to the Stanford graduates of 2005 for college, as well. RIP

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#48  Edited By 014

Sad news. I'm not saying anything we don't know... but I feel the need to chime in.

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#49  Edited By obinice

I shall always remember where I was when I heard the news. Building an underground Nether portal bunker full of lava.

Rest in peace, sir.

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#50  Edited By cornbredx

Ya. This got everyone at my work real sad when the news hit.

Real loss, he will be missed.

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