Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' death continues to receive rave reaction from government officials, celebrities and executives around the world.
One recent reaction came from Disney presisent Bob Iger. Iger was responsible in October 2005 for patching things up between Disney and Pixar, which Jobs was the CEO and majority shareholder for at the time. Pixar's contract with Disney ran out before Iger became president and Jobs wanted a new partner for distributing Pixar's film. However, Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar for over $7 billion. Once the deal closed, Jobs became Disney's largest single shareholder and joined the company's board of directors upon completion of the merger.
Here's Iger's statement in full:
Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. Steve was such an original, with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.