American inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. He is best known as the co-founder of Apple Inc. and having spearheaded development for much of the company’s innovative technology, such as the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Steve Jobs co-founded Pixar Animation Studios and was also a member of the board of directors for The Walt Disney Company. He founded NeXT, a computer platform development company, during his absence from Apple in 1985. Widely seen as a pioneer in the technology and electronic industries, Steve Jobs is recognized as the man behind the personal computer revolution.
In 2003, Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor and in 2009 underwent a liver transplant. With his health declining in 2011, Jobs resigned from Apple Inc. to focus on his health and died of respiratory arrest due to his tumor on October 5, 2011.