After battling pancreatic cancer for the last seven years, Apple founder Steve Jobs died today. He was 56 years old. Apple said on their official website:
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
His family said in a statement:
“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.”
Steve Jobs had more money than God, but I guaran-damn-tee he’d have given it all up for just one more day. If you’ll excuse me now, I’m gonna go sit in my room in the dark and put “Everybody Hurts” on repeat for a while.