Steve Jobs' Cause of Death: Respiratory Arrest

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The late co-founder of Apple, Inc. died on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 56-years-old.

After several years of battling pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs lost his fight on Wednesday, Oct. 5. As the world mourned the loss of an iconic visionary, the exact cause of death remained unknown until Monday.

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A copy of Jobs’ death certificate was made public on Oct. 10, citing respiratory arrest as the immediate cause of death. Jobs had a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor for the past five years, and his cancer had spread to other organs. He was 56-years-old.

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The AP reports that Jobs died in his Palo Alto home and that no autopsy was performed. He was buried on Friday.

Apple employees will celebrate the life of the company’s co-founder with a memorial service on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at their Cupertino, Calif. campus. A public service is not expected to be held, though fans flocked to Apple’s flagship store in New York City to hold vigil following Jobs’ death. 

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