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Apple Founder Died Of Respiratory Arrest


Nearly a week after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs death at age 56, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department released the cause of death Monday. According to the New York Times, Jobs died as a result of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Jobs had no autopsy. Steve Jobs was buried Friday in a nondenominational cemetery. The death certificate lists respiratory arrest as the immediate cause, with “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” listed as the underlying cause.

Jobs, who had struggled with pancreatic cancer for several years and who resigned as CEO of Apple on August 24 to deal with his health issues, died five years after the onset of the pancreatic tumor. Doctors determined that he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and he underwent a liver transplant in 2009.

Apple had notified the Palo Alto, Calif., police department a few days before his death that Mr. Jobs was expected to die, so that it could have patrols ready in case many mourners gathered at Mr. Jobs’s home, Sandra Brown, a spokeswoman for the department, said last week.


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