Provided by the Business Insider:
Terribly sad news: Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has died.
Steve was one of the most remarkable entrepreneurs and inspirational leaders in history.
His death is a tremendous loss, not only to the company he founded and built, but to American industry and hundreds of millions of people around the world. In the accompanying video, The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task and Henry Blodget reflect on the legacy he leaves behind.
Along with everyone else who has marveled at and benefited from Steve's amazing life, we are deeply saddened by this news. Our thoughts go out to Steve's family.
Apple released a brief statement this evening:
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.