On Wednesday, the home page of Apple's website was transformed into a memorial for the company's former CEO, Steve Jobs. His black and white picture was displayed on the vast white background accompanied by the dates of his life: 1955-2011. The memorial was sleek like the aesthetic Jobs crafted for Apple, and bold like the man himself.
Jobs died Wednesday from pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," the statement on Apple's website read. "Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."
Jobs stepped down as the head of the tech company in August, leaving a legacy as the brilliance behind one of the most valuable companies in America.
An inventor and an entrepreneur, held 317 patents and was worth an estimated $8.3 billion.
As well as being Apple's visionary, he also revolutionized animation after purchasing a division of Lucasfilm in 1986 and renaming it Pixar.
His close colleagues from Pixar's beginnings, John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, also released a statement paying tribute Wednesday.
"Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films," they wrote. "The one thing he always said was to simply 'make it great.'"
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