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Former Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs has died

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs off stage watching application demonstrations at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California,

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Apolline Arnaud, 12, a neighbor of Steve Jobs, writes a message in front of Jobs' home in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

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Surina Shukri, from New York, lights a candle in remembrance of Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple Inc, outside the Apple Store at West 66th Street on October 5, 2011 in New York City.

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Software developer Steve Streza displays a photograph of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs after news of Jobs' death outside the Apple Store in San Francisco, Calif. October 5, 2011.

AP reports:

CUPERTINO, California — Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

In a brief statement the company said Jobs died Wednesday. He had been battling pancreatic cancer.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said in a brief statement. "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."

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