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Apple's visionary founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has passed

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Apple visionary founder and former C.E.O. Steve Jobs, age 56, has passed. 

Jobs suffered who fought pancreatic cancer, recently stepped down from C.E.O. of the company that he founded in August 2011.

His family, in a statement, said Mr. Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family...We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief."

Steve Jobs is survived by a wife Laurene and four children.

Since the invention of the LISA computer named after Jobs oldest daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, then quickly followed by the 1984 presentation of his Macintosh computer; Steve Jobs innovatory vision lead to groundbreaking technology products like the i-Pod, i-Pad, the i-Tunes Music store and i-Phone.

Not to be outdone in the world of entertainment media, Jobs left Apple Computers in 1985 after internal struggle with the company's board of directors . The next year founded the NeXt computer platform and acquired Lucas Films, with was developed into the highly-successful Pixar animination studios once Jobs returned as Apple's CEO in 1997.

A statement issued by Apple marked Jobs passion and energy, with being a driving force behind the company's success. 

Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple said in a statement. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

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