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Steve Jobs’ death certificate says respiratory arrest, cancer killed him

The death certificate of Steve Jobs said that he died of respiratory arrest caused by five-year-old pancreatic cancer that he was battling. It said he died at home in Palo Alto, according to reports.

Bloomberg said the Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued the certificate stating that Jobs had a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor that killed him aged 56. His tumor was detedted in 2003 and he underwent a liver transplant in 2009. He went on medical leave twice before in the last two years before quitting the CEO’s position at Apple Inc. in August.

No autopsy was performed after Jobs’s death and he was buried at a nondenominational cemetery in Santa Clara County on Friday, a day after his death.

In fact, Apple had reportedly notified the Palo Alto police department about his imminent death days before and sought their assistance when mourners pour after his death.

Born on Feb. 24, 1955 to an American mother and Syrian father, Steve was given away in adoption. He later grew up in California and was among the first to foresee the technological innovation in the field of computers.

He was one of the co-founders of Apple which rolled out Macintosh computers and later the iPhone, iPod, and iPad series, which have turned around the fortunes of Apple to reach the top position in the industry.


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