The Associated Press is reporting Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple said in a statement. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
Jobs abruptly stepped down as CEO of Apple in August. There was speculation then that his health was deteriorating.
ABC News reports the homepage of Apple's website this evening will be switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, "Steve Jobs 1955-2011."
'The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do' was one of the slogans Apple debuted in the 1990's -- and couldn't fit the story of Jobs better.
It all started in 1976 in a garage. Together with childhood friend Steve Wozniak, Jobs created the first fully-built personal computer.
He changed the way movies are made, the way music is sold and the very way we interact with the world around us with innovative ideas like Pixar, the iMac, iTunes, the iPhone and most recently the iPad.