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Apple announced this evening that Steve Jobs is dead. 

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” Apple said in a brief statement.

“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.”

Besides dropping out of school, sleeping on the floors of his friend rooms, Steve Job managed to mastermind arguably the most groundbreaking, culture shifting brand to date, from a car garage. The entrepreneur and inventor was also an inspirational force for vivacity of dreams for several generations all over the world.

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Let’s remember that besides being a pioneer in the world of technology, Steve was also a father and a husband and will continue to inspire generations through his work at Apple.

Apple has released a longer statement on their website:

“Apple lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.Those of us who have been fortunate enough to knowand 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 be forever the foundation of Apple.”

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