Steve Jobs
The late Steve Jobs arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 7, 2010. Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. REUTERS

The funeral for Steve Jobs was taking place on Friday, Oct. 7, with a small private gathering, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Jobs' funeral comes on the very day of the iPhone 4S presales, an exciting event for Apple users. While Jobs' death on Wednesday saddened the whole world, his legacy and impact brought by Jobs' iconic products like iPhone and iPad will live on.

The funeral was to be a small private gathering, according to a person close to the event told the Journal. The venue of the funeral is not known to the public, just as the public was clueless as to where Jobs died.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve, reads a statement from Job's family released on Wednesday. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family, his family said.

Jobs and his wife, Laurene Powell, had three children: Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve.

No public memorial has been planned for his death, according to an Apple spokesman.

The company is planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life for staff soon, according to Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO to succeed the genius.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email, said Cook in an email to Apple employees.

At 56, Jobs died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Though his liver transplant in 2009 was deemed successful, Jobs' health had worsened and he was visibly losing weight. In January this year, Jobs was granted a medical leave of absence. In August, he officially resigned as Apple's CEO.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family, said Job's family. 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.

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