Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. raise your iphones up in the air with a moment of silence, we would like to thank you for all the ground breaking and world changing inventions you have given us. Your personal mission statement as well as that of apple “Changing Lives” At the young age of 56 your suffering from pancreatic cancer has ended

He died surrounded by family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is being remembered as a creative genius, a visionary who changed the world and the way we live.

Health Problems: in October 2003, while performing a routine abdominal scan, doctors discovered a tumor growing in his pancreas. Usually a pancreatic cancer is quick to kill you, but not in Steve’s case. He was suffering from an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, one that can be removed by surgery and usually leave the patient with some ten more years on earth, or more. But Steve Jobs was no ordinary patient. True to the Eastern mysticism of his youth and his strange yet deep beliefs about medicine and food, he stubbornly refused to have the surgery, sticking to a special diet that he thought would cure him from his cancer. This lasted for nine long months, while his family and Apple’s top people got increasingly concerned about him. However, observing that his situation was not improving, he reluctantly agreed to have the surgery in August 2004, at the Stanford Medical Center. It was only then that the news were made public, with Steve himself writing a letter to Apple employees from his hospital bed. He took one month off and came back as CEO in September, assuring everyone he was cured.” This first event was felt as a shock by the Apple community worldwide.

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

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