It was a shock to the entire world yesterday when Apple announced the passing of its CEO and Founder, Steve Jobs. Steve lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this week. Not only was he one of the innovators in the technology world, but his work effected the music industry too. Steve received a 2002 Grammy for his work in the technical field for the music industry. The Recording Academy issued a statement late last night in a press release regarding his death:
Visionary, pioneer, innovator, genius — all of these words and more have been used to describe the dynamic, passionate, and driven Steve Jobs, who always believed, and often proved, that the impossible was possible. He took technology and turned it into art, becoming a key player and leader in the entertainment world, particularly music, and changing the way we all use the Internet and consume music, TV, movies, books, graphics, and more. In 2002, Apple Computer, Inc. was a recipient of the Technical GRAMMY® Award for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field — which the groundbreaking company continues to achieve to this day. The world has lost an inspiring and creative inventor whose extraordinary legacy will forever remain present in our lives. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his friends, and the outstanding employees of Apple who will continue to honor his memory and vision.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time.