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World Has Lost ‘Rare Original’ in Steve Jobs, Disney’s Iger Says

October 05, 2011

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who died today, had a “thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era,” Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger said.

“With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend,” Iger said today in an e-mailed statement.

Jobs is Disney’s largest shareholder with a 7.4 percent stake, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. He sold his Pixar animation studio to the Burbank, California-based media company in 2006.

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