Apple co-founder Steve Jobs no more

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs, who recently stepped down as Apple’s Chief Executive, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Apple released a statement confirming Steve Jobs’ death.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the statement read.

“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.”

Jobs resigned as Apple CEO in August. Tim Cook was named his successor.

Steve Jobs had undergone an operation for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009. He remained with Apple as Chairman of the board of directors.