Today the world has lost a great innovator. A moment of grief for everyone in the world. Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple and industry icon for decades, has passed away at 56.
Apple released this statement:
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.”
This sad news has surely left everyone in shock. He truly changed the way we live our lives each and every day.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple has sent an email to all Apple employees regarding the passing of Steve Jobs:
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
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.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email email@example.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
Steve’s family has also issued 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; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.
Apple has also set up an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, for condolences and memories.
We surely have no words to discuss this loss right now. Eventually, we will talk about what’s next for Apple and how the absence of Steve jobs will affect the company. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.