Steve Jobs: 1955-2011
Steve Jobs: 1955-2011 flickr/Danny Novo

Apple chairman and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. He was 56.

The mind behind countless technological innovations and products, Jobs died from a longtime battle with pancreatic cancer dating back to 2004. He took multiple leaves of absence from the company before finally resigning as CEO on Aug. 24 and appointing COO Tim Cook to replace him.

As the world mourns the loss of the legendary Jobs, most have taken to Twitter to express themselves and give their last thanks to the man responsible for some of the world's greatest computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and music players.

Here are a number of select tweets from when the AP broke news of Jobs' death:

Comedian Andy Milonakis:
@AndyMilonakis RIP Steve Jobs. Please make heaven really sweet.

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin:
@blakegriffin RIP Steve Jobs, thanks for this iPad I'm holding, the phone in my pocket, the laptop on my desk and much much more

Actress Marlee Matlin:
@MarleeMatlin A technological genius of the 20th and 21st century passes. RIPSteve Jobs. You changed the face of modern society.

Comedian Patton Oswalt:
@pattonoswalt RIP Steve Jobs. Closest thing we had to Tony Stark.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris:
@ActuallyNPH Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come...

Comedian Mike Birbiglia:
birbigs I usually think it's tacky to eulogize someone's death on my Macbook Air. But not today. RIP Steve Jobs.

Skateboarder Tony Hawk:
@tonyhawk Steve Jobs was the man.

Miami Heat star LeBron James:
@KingJames R.I.P Steve Jobs. Someone who definitely left his mark on this world! Innovations that will live and last forever!!

Actor-comedian Donald Glover:
@DonaldGlover R.I.P. Steve Jobs. I can honestly say you changed my life and the world many times over.

Comedy video website Funny or Die:
@FunnyorDie We edit all our videos on Macs. Almost every machine at this company has an Apple logo. Thanks for everything! RIP Steve Jobs

Internet company Yahoo:
@Yahoo Yahoo! extends our condolences to Steve Jobs' family and Apple. He leaves behind countless innovations that changed our lives.

President Barack Obama:
@BarackObama Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. From all of us at #Obama2012, thank you for the work you make possible every day-including ours.

Microsoft chairman and co-founder Bill Gates:
@BillGates For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

Rest in peace, Steve.