Tim Cook Tweets in Memory of Steve Jobs, Who Passed Away Seven Years Ago Today

Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted in memory of his former boss and mentor Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011. Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Apple co-founder's death. He was 56 years old.

"Steve showed me—and all of us—what it means to serve humanity," tweeted Cook, alongside a photo of Steve.

Here's what Cook said on the day of Steve's death:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. […]

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve's death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
We rounded up many other comments in our 2011 article for those who wish to look back, while Apple still has a Remembering Steve page on its website with condolences and memories from customers.

Steve Jobs narrated this unaired version of Apple's famous Think Different ad in 1997:

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, where he addresses his mortality:

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the eldest daughter of Steve, recently shed a less flattering light on her father. In her "Small Fry" memoir released last month, Brennan-Jobs described both "moments of joy" and "coldness" about her father, including his "frequent use of money to confuse or frighten her."

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17 months ago
Well, Steve was a great thinker and entrepreneur but I don’t think he was the humanitarian that Tim Cook is describing him.
Rating: 40 Votes
17 months ago

I'm sure he would be proud to see the Apple of 2018.

I'm not. I think he would be disgusted by several decisions Apple has made over the last 7 years.
Rating: 23 Votes
17 months ago
The sad day the Inspirational, Risk taking, Creative, Genius died, and the money grabbing men took over :(
Rating: 20 Votes
17 months ago
Rest in peace, Steve. Thanks for all that you did!
Rating: 20 Votes
17 months ago

I'm sure he would be proud to see the Apple of 2018.

Are you kidding right? Apple would never turned into a greedy fashionable brand under his leadership.

Rating: 19 Votes
17 months ago
Time flies... 7 years already!
I remember reading the news on the very device he introduced to the market.
I miss him especially during Apple keynotes, they were way more interesting to follow when he was on stage.
Rating: 17 Votes
17 months ago
I still remember the day when my classmate suddenly tapped on my shoulder in the school library (he knew I was an Apple fan) and turned his (Sony Android) phone to me with this sad piece of news. (By the way, mobile phones were not allowed in school!)

So I immediately went online with the PC there. First with MacRumors, and then other credible sources and major tech websites... only to find that it was the truth.

Every now and then I still watch his keynotes and interviews on YouTube. It's a bit surreal to find such a vibrant man dead... You'll be in every Apple fan's heart.
Rating: 15 Votes
17 months ago
I was in the Shinjuku-sanchome Apple store last night and suddenly it dawned on me. As I was looking around at the various product lines, I came to the conclusion that the magic Steve brought to Apple is gone. I felt no excitement at all about any of the products like I used to. Mac or otherwise. Sure, their products are still good, some are still great even. Just not insanely great. Cook's vision for Apple, while immensely profitable, has been utterly boring and soulless compared to the excitement and boundless innovation Steve was able to deliver so many times.

I was out of the store, empty handed in under 5 minutes.
Rating: 13 Votes
17 months ago

The crazy ones - BEST AD EVER!

Apple now is the money grubbers!
Rating: 12 Votes
17 months ago
"What it means to serve humanity."...? I would have chosen other words to remember him by. He did little to serve humanity. Building products and a business isn't serving humanity and the greater good...
Rating: 11 Votes

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