Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Steve Jobs died from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011. He leaves behind four children, a wife of 20 years, Laurene Powell Jobs, a sister, and his biological parents. Jobs' adoptive parents are both deceased.
Flags flew at half-staff at the Cupertino, Ca.-based company’s headquarters. Commemorations of the innovator's life took place nationwide: an iPhone-lit vigil was staged at the San Francisco Apple Store, and remembrances were placed on the sidewalk by the NYC Apple store. The NYC site is renovating its iconic glass cube outside, which was designed by Jobs. On the plywood surrounding the work site, a fan spray-painted the sentiment: "I Love Steve."
World and business leaders took to Twitter and other mediums to share their thoughts and condolences for one of the world's true innovators. And Apple is planning a celebration of Steve Jobs' life.