Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs Has Died
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) _ Apple founder Steve Jobs has died. The former CEO invented and masterfully marketed gadgets including PC's, the iPod and iPhone.
Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. Jobs, who was 56, had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems.
He took another leave of absence in January, his third since his health problems began and officially resigned in August.
Jobs started Apple with a high school friend in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976. He was forced out a decade later and returned in 1997 to rescue the company.
During his second stint, it grew into the most valuable technology company in the world.