Earlier today I received a phone call that caught me completely by surprise. I was informed that Steve Jobs had passed away. It took a few minutes to sink in honestly.

Apple has confirmed that Jobs passed away today without listing a specific cause, but he had been battling pancreatic cancer and related illnesses for several years. He was 56 years old. Apple has encouraged those who want to share memories of him to emailrememberingsteve@apple.com.

A statement from Jobs’ family says that he passed away peacefully 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.”

Feel free to post your memories in the comments.



I just had to add this image… i thought it might brighten a few peoples day.