The mastermind behind an empire that has revolutionised personal computing, telephony and music, dies in California.

This article titled “Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, dies at 56” was written by Dominic Rushe in New York, for The Guardian on Thursday 6th October 2011 00.53 UTC

Steve Jobs, billionaire co-founder of Apple and the mastermind behind an empire of products that revolutionised computing, telephony and the music industry, has died in California at the age of 56.

Jobs stepped down in August as chief executive of the company he helped set up in 1976, citing illness. He had been battling an unusual form of pancreatic cancer, and had received a liver transplant in 2009.

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