Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56 with the following statement:
“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.
Jobs was more than just CEO of Apple. There wasn’t any other firm with such strong bound to a person before. His contribution to the tech world turns him into one of the greatest innovators of the last 75 years, an innovator of the industry. He was the Thomas Edison of the 21th century. He turned the computer into a simple widget, changed the way of making business with music through the Internet and took mobile phones into another dimension.
Steve Jobs kept had been fighting during the last years against pancreatic cancer and lost the battle as the directive board has confirmed.