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Apple announces Steve Jobs has passed away

Several sources are reporting Apple has announced Steve Jobs has passed away.

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The following statement was issued by Apple’s board of directors (via AllthingsD):

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.

He will be truly missed.

Apple has put up a short and touching note on their website as well, saying the following:

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

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.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email [email protected]

We’re all at a loss for words. Thank you Steve for everything, rest in peace.

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