Steve Jobs died last week of a pancreatic tumor and respiratory arrest, according to his death certificate, and the Apple co-founder and long-time CEO will be remembered by the company in a memorial service on October 19, according to reports.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, who replaced Jobs upon his retirement last month, told employees about the service, to be held in an amphitheater at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Ca. The service will not be open to the public, and no public services are planned.
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 email from Cook reportedly reads.
The company event will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 in the outdoor theater on Apple's campus in Cupertino, according to MacGeneration, which claimed to have obtained a copy of Cook's email.
Bloomberg obtained a copy of Jobs' death certificate from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, the news agency reported, which cited that Jobs died on Wednesday, October 5, at around 3 p.m. in his Palo Alto home.
The 56-year-old, who had recently retired as Apple's CEO, had entrepreneur listed as his occupation.
The deceased Apple co-founder and long-time CEO was laid to rest in a small private ceremony among family and friends last Friday, two days after he died of cancer at the age of 56.
Cook had told company employees upon notifying them of Jobs' death last Wednesday that they would have a time to remember and celebrate Steve Jobs at a future date.
Cook said he has been touched' by the telling of so many stories about Jobs in the days since his death.
And while the public will not be allowed at the reported Apple celebration of Jobs' life, Apple has said that customers who want to send their own condolences, stories, appreciations, or reflections about Jobs and his contributions can send them to a special email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon Jobs' death, Apple posted the following statement at apple.com/stevejobs: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.