(Reuters) – Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs made a life defying conventions and expectations.
And despite years of poor health, his death on Wednesday at the age of 56 prompted a global gasp as many people remembered how much he had done to transform the worlds of computing, music and mobile phones, changing the way people communicate and access information and entertainment.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come,
said Microsoft co-founder and long-time rival Bill Gates.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor.
The founder of Apple Inc died on Wednesday in Palo Alto, surrounded by his family. The circumstances of his passing were unclear, but Jobs has had a long battle with cancer and other health issues.
Jobs’ family thanked many for their prayers during the last year of Steves illness.
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