I generally don’t do death posts here, because I’m not an obit writer and don’t feel I can add anything of value to a discussion about someone’s death. Also EM is an “entertainment” site, so my motto has always been keep it light, try and ignore the big world changing events and keep it “light.” But there are certain deaths you just can’t ignore and Steve Jobs’ is one of them. The man was a giant in his time and reinvented every industry he was a part of. Everyone talks about his role at Apple but he’s also responsible purchasing a little graphics shop called Pixar and completely transforming it into the giant movie studio that it is today. Without Jobs’ purchase and leadership, Pixar probably never would have been able to create Toy Story and lead the explosion of Computer Animated Films. He lost his long battle with cancer and died October, 5 at age 56.
Here’s Apple’s official Statement –
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who ave 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.
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