Steve Jobs Died of Respiratory Arrest

According to official records made public Monday, Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple died of a respiratory arrest resulting from the spread of pancreatic cancer.

The visionary digital leader breathed his last on Wednesday, Oct. 5, around 3 p.m. in his Palo Alto home surrounded by wife and immediate family. Apple is planning a memorial service to celebrate Jobs life and work on Wednesday, October 19, at 10 a.m. in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus.

The death certificate issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose specified “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor,” as the underlying medical condition that caused the respiratory arrest.

No post-mortem examination was performed and Jobs’ was buried in a small private funeral on Oct. 7 at a non-denominational cemetery in Santa Clara County. “He not only had cancer, he was battling the immune suppression after the liver transplant,” said Dr. Timothy Donahue of the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Disease in Los Angeles.

Serious health issues:- Steve Jobs had been battling serious health issues for over seven years. He was first diagnosed with isletcell neuroendocrine tumor, a rare type of pancreatic cancer in 2004.

In August Jobs underwent successful pancreaticoduodenectomy which laid him up until September of that year. He took another leave of absence from Apple in April 2009 for a liver transplant at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

In mid January this year, Jobs took an indefinite leave of absence from the company to deal with unspecified health issues. Steve Jobs rendered his resignation on 24 August saying he was no longer able to fulfill his duties as Apple’s CEO.

Speculation surrounding Jobs’ health was rife with conjectures that the computer genius was terminally ill with only weeks to live. Dr. Timothy Donahue of the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Disease in Los Angeles stated, “He not only had cancer, he was battling the immune suppression after the liver transplant.”

Event to honour Jobs:- Apple is planning a memorial service to celebrate Jobs life and work on Wednesday, October 19, at 10 a.m. in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. In a mail to employees, Tim Cook, Jobs’ successor at Apple stated, “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.”

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple died of a respiratory arrest resulting from the spread of pancreatic cancer. He had been battling serious health issues for over seven years. He was first diagnosed with isletcell neuroendocrine tumor, a rare type of pancreatic cancer in 2004.

“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.”

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