Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011 an inspiration and great leader has passed away

I have watched Steve Jobs with great envy to learn what I could watching his dynamic keynote speeches. Personally I have learned a lot from him and his business mindset and drive has been inspirational to me and everyone here at Real Estate Connected. Today is a sad day. Thank you Steve for being my hero and I wish I had the chance to meet you.

Apple has posted the following today.

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

Apple has posted a page with the following message.

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 spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email

Steve Jobs’ family have issued 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.

Today is a sad day and our hearts are with his family, friends, fans and Apple.


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