Pictures of Jobs set to be published by a US newspaper, The National Inquirer, show Steve Jobs looking “skeletal” outside the Stanford Cancer Centre in Palo Alto, California they say.
Steve Jobs who stepped down from Apple due to ill health recently may have only weeks left to live.
US critical-care physician Dr Samuel Jacobson said after viewing the pictures which are set to be published this week “Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks,” he said.
Jobs who is being treated for cancer and may only have weeks left to live recently underwent a liver transplant operation.
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|Steve Jobs story top right. Six weeks to Live says National Inquirer.|
Entertainment website RadarOnline today said it confirmed Mr Jobs had been attending the centre, which Patrick Swayze also attended in his final days.
Mr Jobs left Apple last month when his health worsened. He in part founded Apple in 1976 and helped revive it in the 1990s
This is the third time Mr Jobs has taken medical leave, after being treated for a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and undergoing a liver transplant in 2009.
The new photos show Mr Jobs looking painfully frail and weak, with his jeans and dark top hanging loosely on his 6ft 2in, rail-thin body.
The pictures are not yet available online and so far the graphic images have not had an effect on Apple’s share price which today closed up slightly at 363.13.
Mr Jobs’s weight is said to have dropped from a pre-cancer 175lb to 130lb now, according to the National Enquirer.
His thinning hair is a sign of the effects of the advanced chemotherapy usually used to treat the disease.
The photos, which were taken on February 8, showed Mr Jobs going for breakfast with his wife Laurene Powell before heading to the Stanford Cancer Centre in California.