The loss of Apple's founder Steve Jobs will be recognized in a special ceremony by the company next week. 9to5Mac.com reports that, in an email to Apple employees, its new CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will hold "a celebration of his life" for Apple employees to attend on Wednesday, October 19 at Apple's worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California. Cook said more details on the event will be announced later, "including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino."
In his email, Cook talked about the reactions he has received since Jobs passed away last week at the age of 56. He stated, "Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve." While Apple won't be holding any public memorial for Jobs, that hasn't stopped people from dropping by the Cupertino offices and expressing their own feelings about Jobs over the past week.
As we reported on Monday, Jobs' death certificate has been released to the public, revealing that he died of a respiratory arrest due to a "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor". Jobs had been battling pancreatic cancer for the past several years.