Steve Jobs was young and brilliant but succumbed to cancer after a long battle with the disease.He was diagnosed in 2004, had an operation which arrested the growth of the cancer cells. When it recurred, a liver transplant was made in 2009.
SAN FRANCISCO – Apple’s Steve Jobs has died from cancer at the age of 56, a premature end for a visionary who revolutionized modern culture and changed forever the world’s relationship to technology through inventions such as the iPad and iPhone.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the California-based gadget-maker’s board of directors said in a statement released after his death on Wednesday, surrounded by his family.
“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.”
Tributes flowed in from around the world for Jobs, while Apple fans flooded social networking sites to voice their sorrow at the passing of the man who helped put mini computers in the shape of phones in millions of pockets.