A copy of Steve Jobs’s death certificate was released to the public yesterday, confirming the cause of death we all expected.
The tech visionary died of respiratory arrest and was directly connected to his pancreatic cancer, a battle he had been struggling with for seven years.
Jobs had a rare form of pancreatic cancer that allowed him to live and be treated for several years, but was ultimately incurable.
He had a liver transplant in 2009 and seemed to get better, bringing enthusiasm to the stage for Apple’s many extremely important announcements and innovations last year.
But either it was all a facade or the cancer worsened, as in 2011 Jobs took months of medical leave and then ultimately left his post just months before his untimely death.
The death certificate was released by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. It noted that Jobs had a pancreatic tumor since 2006.
There was no autopsy, and Jobs died at his home in California, not at a hospital or hospice facility.
Since his death, the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan has become decorated with flowers, cards, notes, and every manner of Apple gadgets and accessories. A dedicated Apple Store employee guides well-wishers to the appropriate spot to place their treasured memories.
The store happens to be in the middle of construction so it is wrapped in a giant white enclosure, which actually makes it more ideal for showcasing everything.