Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest, according to death certificate

Apple founder Steve Jobs officially died on Wednesday, October 5 at 3 pm in his home in Palo Alto, California, according to his official death certificate.

Bloomberg reports that the document lists Jobs' official cause of death as a respiratory arrest due to a "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor". Jobs had been known to be fighting pancreatic cancer for a number of years. Apple's original announcement of Jobs' death last week at the age of 56 did not list the cause or his location.

The death certificate lists Jobs' occupation as an "entrepreneur" in the "high tech" business, a fitting description for the man who helped to launch Apple in the 1970s and then rebooted it in the 1990s, leading the company to launch products like the iMac, iPod, iPhone and finally the iPad. As we reported previously, the death certificate shows that Jobs was buried on Friday, October 7 in Santa Clara County, California in an unnamed non-denominational cemetery. The ceremony was private.

The Palo Alto, California police department was apparently notified a few days before Jobs passed away that he was close to dying. Whomever gave the information to the police was preparing them to deal with crowds of mourners that might show up at Jobs' residence. Many mourners did come to pay their respects to Jobs after his death was announced at their family home. Other people paid their respects to Jobs at a number of Apple retail store locations and also at Apple's worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California.

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satus said,
Move on. Enough steve jobs stuff...

If you are so sick of it, don't click the link to read about it. If you are so sick about it, don't read it, which would bring up the point, why are you commenting on an article you didn't read?

The "how" of his untimely death is entirely irrelevant and Neowin should be ashamed for having a story like this on here.

Since his death had no cause associated other than the already known cancer, what is kinda generic, this article is valid. Now we can imagine the suffering. My grandma died in may this year, she had cancer too. Fortunately she didn't suffer, but it's pretty sad.
But people have to deal with the news about Jobs death. While there's still things to say, things will be said. Of course, now there's less things to know about it, and i hope less useless articles about his death will be written. But we all have the option to read or not. We have the article title in the front page. We don't need to click on it if we don't want to read.

The rest of Steve news like Mak's logo design and stuff are just too much. This specific news is good, at least we know the ending point of Steve! When your future generation ask you how Steve, the founder of Apple died, your answer is don't know?

Boy, I feel a lot better knowing this. The suspension was killing me!

I feel like I've read stolen documents that were none of my business. What is on his death certificate in no way contributes to technology or this site.

bjoswald said,
Boy, I feel a lot better knowing this. The suspension was killing me!

I feel like I've read stolen documents that were none of my business. What is on his death certificate in no way contributes to technology or this site.

Neither did your comment so does that make you a hypocrite?

Please post more articles. Right now I really don't care what they are about, just flood that horrendous Nokia ringtone story off the front page please!

What is wrong with everyone?
this isnt a tribute thingy like whats going on some sites for a week now.

Its actually informative. And i was curious how exactly he passed away. And now i know thanks to Neowin. Simple.

Whats with the hate? You werent forced to open this news feed.
Sometimes i feel i am reading comments from some bot with no heart!

Zain Adeel said,
What is wrong with everyone?
this isnt a tribute thingy like whats going on some sites for a week now.

Its actually informative. And i was curious how exactly he passed away. And now i know thanks to Neowin. Simple.

Whats with the hate? You werent forced to open this news feed.
Sometimes i feel i am reading comments from some bot with no heart!

A bot would be more sympathetic. This man, like him or hate him, had a huge influence over the evolution of the form of tech over the last three decades, that makes this tech news, and this is a new development in his death. We knew that he had pancreatic cancer before, but we did not know what the ultimate COD was. To me, this is news, and worthy of being on the front page of Neowin.

RIP Mr. Jobs

Zain Adeel said,

Its actually informative. And i was curious how exactly he passed away.

Knowing this will change what in your life?

SHoTTa35 said,
Well guess that's all she wrote. Death certificate signed and delivered. R.I.P. - now let's let him do just that please.

like it or not this will be front page news for quite awhile.

Tekkerson said,

I see what you did there.

Wasn't anything fancy, though.

He's just trying to get attention, and he's using someone else's death to get that attention!

Nashy said,
It's a tech site. He's one of the biggest names in the tech industry. Keep reporting Neowin.

So we need to know the exact time and detail surrounding his death?

Nashy said,
It's a tech site. He's one of the biggest names in the tech industry. Keep reporting Neowin.

Front page news: Ballmer's log took 3 flushes to get by!


yep.... one of the biggest names in the tech industry as well...

/sarcasm