Apple's Board of Directors have issued the following statement in response to co-founder Steve Job's death on Wednesday.

October 5, 2011 

Statement by Apple's Board of Directors

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that
enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

Jobs had a long battle with cancer and had a liver transplant prior to his passing. He resigned as CEO back in August, ending his 14-year reign at the electronics company he co-founded in a garage.

Jobs briefly emerged from his medical leave back in March to unveil the iPad 2 tablet computer. He died a day after Apple unveiled the next-generation smartphone called the iPhoen 4S.

 

Jobs was losing a lot of weight in 2008 and Apple put out the following statement:

...my doctors think they have found the cause - a hormone imbalance that has been 'robbing' me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy.... The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I've already begun treatment.

Neither the company nor Jobs mentioned his health since he took a leave in January. Employees were reportedly told in an internal memo that he had learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.