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Apple Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

| October 5, 2011
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Apple honors Steve Jobs.

Apple honors Steve Jobs.

Apple founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Apple’s Board of Directors released a statement, from Business Wire: 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. Read more.

 Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s statement:

“I’m saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was a true visionary who brought out the best in others. His legacy will live on, not only in technology and business but also in the way the world communicates.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Laurene, his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”

More on Steve Jobs:

  •  Obituary from CNET: Apple co-founder and Chairman Steve Jobs died today, Apple said. He was 56.
  •   Mercury News: Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died today, the company said in a statement. ”We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in its statement, released shortly after 4:30 p.m. Read more.

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Shuka Kalantari is a reporter at KQED, focusing on health and culture among immigrant and refugee communities. She formerly produced The California Report's occasional series, Whats Your Story? The series shared perspectives from under-represented communities across the state. She's a Philosophy and Spanish & Latin American Studies graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Masters degree in Multimedia Health and Medicine Reporting from The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2007. You can view her stories shukakalantari.com. Reach Shuka Kalantari at skalantari@kqed.org.

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