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Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Is Dead at 56

Apple chairman has died just over a month after stepping down as CEO of the iconic company he founded

Dan Jones

October 5, 2011

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Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Is Dead at 56

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has passed away, the company said Wednesday evening.

Apple posted a simple statement on its site that started:

  • Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.

Jobs died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.

Jobs stepped down as Apple's CEO just over a month ago on Aug. 24 this year. (See Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO.)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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