Apple's Celebratory Memorial For Steve Jobs, Next Week; iGenius Documentary
CEO Tim Cook sent Apple employees the e-mail Monday. The memorial services for Steve Jobs would be held at the corporate headquarters' outdoor amphitheater in Cupertino, California next Wednesday.
In the e-mail picked up by Reuters, Cook said,
"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."
Though he died at home and no coroner performed an autopsy, Jobs' official death certificate released by Santa Clara County officials states that he died of "respiratory arrest" caused by a "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" (Reuters, Bloomberg).
The Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Jobs was buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, California, on Oct. 7. For a small private group of individuals, the funeral was held earlier in the day.
Diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003, Steve Jobs fought the doctor's prognosis of "a few months to live" by seeking out alternative treatment as well as conventional treatment for the imminently fatal disease. By 2005, he declared himself "fine" at his iconic Stanford University commencement speech engagement which will probably go down in Stanford's history as one of the most uplifting and life-changing addresses ever given.
Jobs continued to fight the good fight after relapses and struggles that brought him through health-related leaves of absence, surgery and a liver transplant. All throughout this time, his company and vision remained steadfast. But in August of 2011, the day had come to say goodbye. And Jobs, well aware of his precarious condition, still showed his strength of will in making the announcement in his resignation letter.Continued on the next page