Steve Jobs Has Passed Away

We've just heard via the Associated Press that Steve Jobs has passed away.

A statement from Apple stated the following...

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

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.

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.

A message on the Apple website invited people to send their condolences to this email address.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius," says the message, "and the world has lost an amazing human being."


    Fo real!? 0_o

      Looks that way...Herald Sun says the same thing...

    Wait. . . of all the places, why is this featured on Kotaku first. . .

    If it is true, my deepest sympathies, even if you didn't like Apple you have to admire everything this man did to the industry

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        Pretty weak thing to say "I’m glad he’s dead". I wouldn't even want my worse enemy to be dead. What has he done to you?

          Nothing. His business practices did some pretty pretty terrible things to people in the developing world, so can we say we're glad his dead over that?

          with respect, if you dont want your worst enemy dead, you dont have any real enemies.

        I think you fail to realize that you'd most likely be using Command Line still and would not have a mouse. So Give respect when needed idiot

          actually apple stole the mouse from xerox. the GUI as well for that matter. apple is good at marketing, not innovation.

      If you have ever laughed in a Pixar movie its thanks to him, ever used a Personal Computer its thanks to him, an iPod hi. If it wasn't for the iPhone you wouldnt be using your Android phone. he pushed technology and popularised it at the same time. He is the Thomas Edison of our day.

      I'm just going to ignore your main comment as you should never wish someone is dead, not even your enemy

        can we wish murderers and the like to be dead?

        is that still okay?!?!? i'm sorry that we have to ask permission first...

    Terrible news :(

    Looks legit -


    I think everyone knew this day was coming but I doubt many expected it to come so soon.

    He was a flawed man, but he was a brilliant man. Like or loathe what he has done, his genius and vision has helped shape the current technology market.

    He will be missed.

      On a related note, I'll be watching Pirates of Silicon Valley tonight.

        is that a pron flick?

    They say when men retire and can't work anymore they lose their reason to live.

    The fact he pretty much worked up to the last days of his life illustrates his dedication to his job.

    While I still won't buy any Apple products, I do have great respect for the man and his contributions to computing and the digital age as a whole.

    Wow. I guess this isn't that unexpected - I think we all knew that he wasn't going to be coming back as Apple CEO this time.

    It's still a blow. He was such a public character that it's a real shame to see him go.

    Don't have much respect for Apple for have plenty for Steve Jobs, he seemed like a really dedicated guy. Sad news.

    That’s so sad. He was a brilliant businessman, and no matter how much you may hate Apple, he has made some very significant contributions to technology. R.I.P, Mr. Jobs.

    Regardless of what you think about Apple, you cannot deny the impact that Steve Jobs has had on the world. Without him, computers, phones, MP3 players all could be very different devices. We may not have Finding Nemo or Toy Story. He's been a driving force for change and innovation in the world, and it's a shame to see him go.

    Steve Jobs is dead. Long live Steve Jobs.

    I have to say this is really sad, my deepest sympathies go to his loved ones. I will never be a fan of Apple, but this was a human being who gave so much to the digital era, a human being whose (like any other human) passing deserves respect.

    My condolences to his family, the man has truly left his mark on computing culture and society at large. May he rest in peace.

    Just heard this on the radio. Amazing how he was able to keep going so close to the end. It's very sad for his family but what an incredible legacy to leave, his company changed society in more ways than one.

    Sad news.

    Steve Jobs IS Apple. I really dont think Tim Cook could really fill his shoes.... he's just CEO

    Yeah really sad news. agree that it was a great legacy to leave behind. There may be apple haters, but you gotta respect what this guy has done... RIP dude.

    Forgetting about who he was for a second, never nice to hear about a man leaving behind a family..

    And so begins the fall of Apple's stock's and innovation.

    RIP Steve Jobs.

      Haven't been innovative in a while 6 iPhones none with any real innovation over the original

    RIP Steve, you changed the world of consumer IT forever. You gave us the highest quality devices with the best user experience and nobody accepts second best any longer.

    There's no app for that.

    ...too soon?

      I actually lol'ed...

      Then I felt bad. But then I lol'ed again.

    Pretty much indirectly responsible for my job and my gaming hobby as well, since my first exposure to computers was playing Airbourne and Dark Castle on my dad's Macintosh SE in 1986 or so, and now I write software and play video games all the time.

    I think this is a hack job

      ok, not a hack job sadly, but i've just been round the net and already the trolls are on to this like a fly to i love the internet:)

    My condolences to his friends, family, and anyone he ever had a positive impact on.

    Brilliant ideas and brilliant innovations that changed our live but were created by one simple man. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

    As much as I've never really been a fan of Apple products., I can't deny the man has shaped my work and my life over the last 20-30 years.

    It may be a while before we have such another visionary.

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