Apple founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56, Apple said on its website on Thursday. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Jobs struggled with cancer since 2003. He underwent a successful surgery in 2004 and a liver transplantation in 2008. Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder,chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc (the company Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak). Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios, he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney.
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He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer. Jobs is credited with being the mastermind of the company’s iconic products – iPhone and iPad. At 25 August 2011 Jobs resigned as head of Apple, his place was taken by Tim Cook. Earlier, in January, he went on indefinite leave for health reasons. Home page company Apple took a black and white photograph of Steve Jobs and the years of his life – 1955-2011. Company said: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.Those of us who have been fortunate enough 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 spiris will forever be the foudation of Apple.