Apple's new CEO, Tim Cook, has announced an event Oct. 19 to celebrate the life and success of his predecessor Steve Jobs, who died last week at 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Cook, who took over as CEO Aug. 24 on Jobs' resignation, has sent out messages to Apple employees announcing the event at the Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, reported a Web Site 9to5mac.

Below is the e-mail he wrote to Apple employees:

Team,

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.

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. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10 a.m. in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.
I look forward to seeing you there.

Tim

The untimely death of world’s greatest visionaries drew widespread reactions, obituaries, messages of tribute and condolences, articles reminiscing his achievements and his journey from a college drop out to the tech icon, are flooding in from all over the world. The tech visionary, Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we communicate with his brilliant products; his demise has certainly been registered as a major event in recent history.