We all say to him -- thank you, thank you...for everything. And may you rest in peace.
You rock 'em there, Steve.
Just remembering what he said about death in his 2005 Standford University c0mmencement address: "No one wants to die. Even those who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there....."
What They Say:
"I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely. "
Jerry Yang, Yahoo! founder
"Steve was my hero growing up. He not only gave me a lot of personal advice and encouragement, he showed all of us how innovation can change lives. I will miss him dearly, as will the world."
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO
"Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you."
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen
"My condolences to Steve Jobs family and friends. We've lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products."
Condolences On Twitter
Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post CEO
"@ariannahuff: My thoughts go out to Steve Jobs' family and friends. Thank you for changing our world."
Steve Levitan, co-creator/executive producer of ABC's "Modern Family"
"@SteveLevitan: I'm so sorry to hear about the death of Steve Jobs. He was truly one of my heroes. He leaves one hell of a legacy. #iSad"
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
"@Schwarzenegger: Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us. #ThankYouSteve"
Former California first lady Maria Shriver
"@mariashriver: I'm going to turn off my Apple computer, iPhone and iPad tonight at 8pm and honor Steve with a moment of digital silence. Will you join me?"
"@mariashriver: I'm so happy that I knew him and was so blessed by his friendship. He impacted all of our lives and changed the world."
"@mariashriver: My heart weeps for all who worked with Steve and who loved him, especially my friend Laurene and their children."
Jon Huntsman, Republican presidential candidate
"@JonHuntsman: Sad to hear about the passing of Steve Jobs, a true inspiration and a great American innovator."
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol" host/radio talk show personality/producer
"@RyanSeacrest: 'Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.' - Steve Jobs"
Nancy Grace, TV host, "Dancing With the Stars" contestant
"@NancyGraceHLN: About to go to air & discovered news about Steve Jobs - My heart goes out to his family tonight. #RIP Steve Jobs"
Lebron James, Miami Heat forward
"@KingJames: R.I.P Steve Jobs. Someone who definitely left his mark on this world! Innovations that will live and last forever!!"
Neil Patrick Harris, Actor on "How I Met Your Mother"
"@ActuallyNPH: Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come..."
Zach Braff, Actor
"@zachbraff: RIP Steve Jobs. A legend. A visionary innovator."
Nick Lachey, singer, host of "The Sing-Off"
"@NickSLachey: Best wishes to the family of #stevejobs. What an amazing man and amazing life! Certainly, his legacy will be with us all forever. #RIP."