The private memorial service of Steve Jobs, the visionary and creative tech genius, was held at Stanford Memorial Church on Sunday evening, moving hundreds of celebrities to tears.
Some attendees told WJS, hundreds of luminaries attended the service, including celebrities, politicians, tech industry big wigs such as the former President Bill Clinton, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his family, Google CEO Larry Page etc.
Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs, sister Mona Simpson and three of his children spoke at the memorial service, as well as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Apple’s senior vice president for industrial design Jonathan Ive.
Apple's executive leaders such as CEO Tim Cook, senior vice president of iOS Scott Forstall, former vice president and current Apple board member Al Gore, were present at the service.
Also present were former First Lady of California Maria Shriver, singer Joan Baez, actor Stephen Fry, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, and News Corp CTO Jon Miller. U2’s Bono, cellist Yo Yo Ma and singer Joan Baez performed during the service.
According to WSJ report, attendees described the service as incredibly moving and a fitting tribute to Mr. Jobs, who was known as a tech visionary, demanding boss and a fanatic for design. Many speakers even cracked jokes about Jobs, who died at age of 56 on October 5.
The top secret event was heavily patrolled by police and security and walled off to the public.
Apple will also host an event for its employees to pay tribute to Jobs in Apple headquarters Cupertino, Calif. on Oct. 19.