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

Shuka Kalantari is a health and culture reporter living in the Bay Area. She is Outreach Coordinator for KQED Public Radio's Health Dialogues, where she works with under-served communities throughout California, and does reporting for the web and radio. She is also a producer for KPFA Pacifica Radio's Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).Shuka's focus is in health disparities and health policy, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern, North African, & Latino communities. A Philosophy & Spanish Studies graduate from UC Santa Cruz, Kalantari received a Masters degree in Multimedia Health and Medicine Reporting from The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, and is the proud recipient of the 2009 California Health Journalism Fellowship and the 2010 AHCJ Ethnic Media Fellowship.

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