Respiratory Arrest And Cancer Caused Death Of Steve Jobs
Surrounded by his wife and immediate family in his home in Palo Alto, California when he died, Steve Jobs will be remembered for his creative spirit and marketing vision. His death certificate lists “respiratory arrest” as the immediate cause of death with “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” as the underlying condition causing respiratory problems, Poornima Gupta of Reuters is reporting.
Jobs was listed as “high-tech entrepreneur” with “some college” as his education achievements on the death certificate released by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. He was 56 years old.
The icon of technology and feel-good gadgets was laid to rest last Friday at a non-denominational cemetery in Palo Alto in a very private ceremony.
Jobs passed away one day after the company he started in his parent’s garage announced its latest iPhone, the 4S, which although retaining a very similar outward appearance to the iPhone 4, boasts completely updated and faster internal specs.
Responding to some criticism about the latest mobile device, Apple said first-day pre-orders of the device on Friday topped 1 million units, more than any other Apple device so far, Rachel Metz and Brooke Donald of the Associated Press report.
A memorial service celebrating Jobs’ life will be available for Apple employees on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the company’s Cupertino, Calif., campus, according to an email sent out by CEO Tim Cook. An Apple spokesman said that the company will not be holding any public services.
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