So far Apple has not been told Jobs the cause of death, although in recent years he was known to fight against pancreatic cancer and get a liver transplant.
"We are very sad to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," a statement on Apple's board of directors. "Brilliance, passion, and Steve is a source of energy innovations that enrich our lives. The world becomes a more beautiful place because of Steve. Love administered greatest for his wife, Lorene, and their families. Our hearts are sympathetic to them and everyone who was touched by his work extraordinary. "
Apple Web page even today, Thursday (09/06/2011), decorated with photographs Jobs with the words "Steve Jobs 1955-2011."
When the image is clicked will show the text "Apple has lost a creative genius and visionary, and the world lost an extraordinary human being. Those who have ever known and worked with Steve has lost a good friend and inspiring mentor. Steve left the company that can only be made by him, but his spirit will always be the foundation for Apple. "
Jobs founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, together with his childhood friend, Steve Wozniak, he sold what was considered the world's first personal computer, the Apple II.
The technology industry observers said Jobs as a master creator, who sometimes equated with a Thomas Edison, who changed the way people use computers, enjoy music, and communicate.