Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs who was battling pancreatic cancer passed away at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs is the man behind the world of technology from personal computers, music players, smartphones, and digital tablets. Jobs recently stepped down as the CEO of Apple last August 24, 2011 and was replaced by Apple's Chief Operating Officer , Tim Cook.

Apple's Board of Directors released this statement:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.