Damn - knew he was sick, but didn't think anything of this nature would happen so soon. R.I.P. - one of the best innovators ever.  Can't think of a better known business name to the masses in this era other than Bill Gates.

1955-2011

CNBC has coverage now if you are watching TV.

Nice piece on Yahoo by Dan Gross

And another very in depth one at Wall Street Journal.

Fron the Apple (AAPL) Board

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.