Steve Jobs Passed Away From Respiratory Arrest Caused By Pancreatic Cancer

Details about the death certificate of the late Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder was revealed by Bloomberg today. Steve Jobs’ death certificate showed that he passed away in his home in Palo Alto, California of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor at about 3PM on October 5. The occupation on his death certificate was listed as “entrepreneur” in the “high tech” business.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California listed respiratory arrest as the immediate caused of death with “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” as the underlying cause. An autopsy was not performed. Steve Jobs had resigned as the Apple CEO on August 24th. He was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2003, a rare form of pancreatic cancer. He went through a liver transplant in 2009.

Jobs was buried at a non-denominational cemetery in Santa Clara county on October 7th. The name of the person that filled out the death certificate was blacked out. Apple had notified the Palo Alto, California police department a few days before his death that Jobs was expected to die. The police department prepared patrols in case a large number of mourners gathered at Jobs’ home. The company is planning an event on October 19th to honor Jobs for employees.

“I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week,” said Cook in a note to employees.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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