Eulogy by Steve Jobs' Sister Sparks Heartfelt Reactions

5:52 AM PST 10/31/2011 by THR staff
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“The beautiful and heartbreaking eulogy delivered by Steve Jobs' sister at his memorial service. What love,” reflects noted film critic Roger Ebert.

Mona Simpson's touching eulogy to her brother Steve Jobs, delivered Oct. 16 at the Memorial Church of Stanford University, drew strong reaction online after it was printed in full by the New York Times on Sunday.

Simpson -- a noted novelist of Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood -- recalled the Apple co-founder's life up until his last minutes. "Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it," Simpson said.

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Before Jobs spoke his last words, Simpson recalled, he "looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, then over their shoulders past them." What were Jobs' final words? "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."

Here's what people are saying:

Chicago film critic ebertchicago Roger Ebert
The beautiful and heartbreaking eulogy delivered by Steve Jobs' sister at his memorial service. What love. nyti.ms/vG93AE

Co-founder and former CEO of AOL, SteveCase Steve Case
A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs (NYTimes) nyti.ms/rO1A2M #touching

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Late Show With David Letterman's Rob Bartlett
"Mona Simpson's eulogy for her brother Steve is tear-jerkingly touching."

Actress Alyssa_Milano Alyssa Milano
A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs tinyurl.com/3tvdoyq by Mona Simpson /via @heykim

Today Show’s AnnCurry Ann Curry
Beautiful eulogy by Steve Jobs' sister: nyti.ms/ukTybV via @CrusePhoto

Former Facebook founding staffer randizuckerberg Randi Zuckerberg
Tearing up reading this. Just beautiful: A sister's eulogy for Steve Jobs [NYTimes] nyti.ms/t4Mi6G

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Rosie Rosie O'Donnell
Oh Wow ... nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opi…

Justin Bieber’s manager scooterbraun Scooter Braun
an absolute must read - nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opi…

New York Times’ brianstelter Brian Stelter
Steve Jobs the family man, the romantic, the artist. The eulogy by his sister Mona, published by the NYT: nyti.ms/vTED0f

MobileAppsTrain Mobile Applications
Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW. Very touching.. Must Read.... fb.me/1f3akuLfQ

mdpistilli Matthew D. Pistilli
A staggering and incredibly personal view of Steve Jobs - his sister's eulogy. nyti.ms/sA4ziI

rahulsandil Rahul Sandil
A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs: Probably one of the best written eulogies ..ever..definitely bought a tear to my eyes nyti.ms/vTED0f

tdanie5 Tyler Daniel
Steve Jobs' last words: "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." An absolutely gorgeous, wrenching eulogy by his sister: nyti.ms/vBfEx9. A MUST READ!

rnieschenck2 Ernie Schenck
Moving eulogy from Steve Jobs' sister. If the ending doesnt chill you to the bone, nothing will nyti.ms/tAb6fV

CharlesHGreen Charles H. Green
It's true what they all say: this is the only eulogy you need to read about Steve Jobs. By his remarkable sister. ow.ly/7dZT0

chemo_babe ChemoBabe
One of the most moving eulogies I have ever read: Mona Simpson talks about her brother Steve Jobs. Read it. You... fb.me/1l8HZyaQl

chef_simon Simon Jackson
What a tribute to an incredible human being nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opi…
 

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