This week saw the death of Apple’s giant. The disappearance shocked the entire planet, which in different ways, paid tribute to the computer genius.
Celebrities, politicians, business rivals, fans said goodbye to the co-founder of Apple, but his funeral was, like the great man, sober and intimate.
Jobs was buried in the strictest privacy, according to his last wishes, in a ceremony attended only by his closest relatives.
“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 is survived by his wife, Laurene Powell, whom he married in 1991, and their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve, as well as a daughter, journalist Lisa Brennan-Jobs, from a previous relationship.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees in an email this week: “We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Soon after news of the Apple guru’s death, reports say that Sony has acquired the film rights to the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.
The book, whose release has been set to October 24, consists of interviews with Steve Jobs, members of his family and his associates.