Star Wars creator George Lucas said Apple co-founder Steve never settled for status quo and that was part of his magic as an innovator.

Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., who introduced the Apple brand of computer, died Wednesday at age 56. The family released a statement after Jobs' death confirming his passing but not the cause or where he died.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family, the statement read. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve's illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

Lucas was among dozens of government heads, celebrities and executives who shared condolences.

The magic of Steve was that while others simply accepted the status quo, he saw the true potential in everything he touched and never compromised on that vision, Lucas statement read. He leaves behind an incredible family and a legacy that will continue to speak to people for years to come.

Jobs battled pancreatic cancer for years and also had a liver transplant.