R.I.P. Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out the following letter to company employees:

Team,

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 rememberingsteve@apple.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.

Tim

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Thank you for your contributions to our world.

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  • tuannguyen
    No matter what people say, good or bad, this man made a profound impact on the technology, movie (Pixar), and music industry. We've lost a great visionary and market maker.
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  • dfusco
    RIP, Mr. Jobs.
    Your contributions will be a part of history.
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  • sgtopmobile
    I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS.... REST IN PEACE STEVE, YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
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  • tuannguyen
    No matter what people say, good or bad, this man made a profound impact on the technology, movie (Pixar), and music industry. We've lost a great visionary and market maker.
    59
  • sgtopmobile
    I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS.... REST IN PEACE STEVE, YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
    37
  • dfusco
    RIP, Mr. Jobs.
    Your contributions will be a part of history.
    40