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Tim Cook Sends Company-Wide Email, Plans Celebration in Honor of Steve Jobs

Oct 5 2011 - 6:27pm

Apple's Tim Cook sent out a company-wide email [1] regarding Steve Jobs's death [2] earlier today that looks back on the former CEO's contributions to the company throughout the years.

Apple will be celebrating the life of Steve Jobs in an upcoming private event, but you can send your regards and well wishes to a dedicated email address. Below, Tim's letter to Apple employees.

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

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.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

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.

Tim


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