Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs died today from cancer aged just 56, a premature end for a man who revolutionised modern culture and changed forever the world’s relationship to technology through inventions such as the iPad and iPhone.
On August 24, Jobs stepped down, stating that he could no longer meet his duties and expectations as Apple’s chief executive. Jobs was diagnosed with and treated for a rare type of pancreatic cancer in 2004, but he said the 2009 absence was not a resurgence of that cancer. He took a medical leave of absence in January.
According to experts, Jobs’ was an uphill medical battle. “He not only had cancer, he was battling the immune suppression after the liver transplant,” Dr. Timothy Donahue of the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Disease in Los Angeles, who hasn’t treated Jobs, told MSNBC.com. He noted that most patients who receive liver transplants survive about two years after the surgery.
Tim Cook said : “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being, Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Rest in Peace , Steve