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Apple Reports That Steve Jobs Has Died

Apple Computers has announced that company founder and technology visionary Steve Jobs has died. Jobs had been battling a series of ailments, most notably pancreatic cancer, and recently stepped down from his responsibilities as CEO of his company.

Apple.com now features the image above. When one clicks through to the following landing page, the text reads:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

His family released the following statement:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Watch the report from MSNBC below:

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