Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of electronics and computer giant Apple, has died at 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” the company said in a statement.
Jobs had resigned as CEO on 24 August in an e-mail to employees that was also made public.
In his message he said he could “no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO,” and the company’s reins were handed over to chief operation officer Tim Cook.
In the late ’70s Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple when they built the first personal computer. Under his leadership the company created the iPod, iPad and iPhone in the noughties.
Jobs is survived by his wife, Lauren, their three children and a daughter from a previous relationship.