Steve Jobs' family issues statement
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs
The family of Steve Jobs has spoken out about the death of the Apple co-founder and former CEO in a statement.
"Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family," the statement reads.
Steve Jobs 1955-2011
"In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve's illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
"We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief."
Jobs (56) died in Palo Alto, California, yesterday, after a long battle with illness. He is survived by his wife, Laurene, and five children.