Steve Jobs died in his home at 3pm from respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor, according to his released birth certificate. The 56 year-old whose occupations was listed as “entrepreneur” in a “high tech” business died at approximately 3 p.m. on October 5th, according to the cert released by Santa Clara County Public Health Department, San Jose, California.
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The Apple co-founder was buried on October 7th.
Apple announced their leader’s passing on October 5th but declined to elaborate on the precise cause of death.
But it has also emerged the company were aware of his impending death and had notified the local Palo Alto, police department a few days prior that Jobs was expected to die, reports Bloomberg.
This also mean Apple may have put off the launch of its expected iPhone 5 last Tuesday, a day before Jobs’ passing, out of respect for its revered leader.
The notification to authorities was in order to allow police have have patrols at the ready, should large numbers gather outside Jobs’ residence, a spokeswoman for the department confirmed this week.
Apple are now planning a massive celebration of Jobs life and work on Oct 19th next.
Current Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote the following mail to employees yesterday:
Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.
Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place.
The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10 a.m. in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.
I look forward to seeing you there.”
Jobs close friend and understudy Cook also admitted his profound devestation at Jobs passing, saying he had “shed many tears during the past week.”