Apple's Jobs Dies at 56
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple who as CEO built the company in recent years into a consumer electronics colossus, has died at the age of 56, Apple announced Wednesday.
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," Apple posted in a statement on its website Wednesday night. "Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."
Jobs had battled health problems in recent years and resigned his position as CEO of Apple in August.