Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has passed away. He was 56.
As stated on the Apple 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.
Steve had resigned from his position as CEO in August 2011. He received a liver transplant for pancreatic cancer in 2009.