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Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder, Former Chief Executive, Dead at 56

October 05, 2011

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Steve Jobs, a co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died today, the company said in a statement. He was 56.

Jobs stepped down as CEO in August after combating a rare form of cancer.

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” Apple’s board said in the statment. “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

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