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Jobs passed away in 2011 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 49 in 2005. Though he continued to work through his treatment, his last working day as Apple CEO was August 24, 2011. Cook had been working as interim CEO and stepping in place for Jobs but officially took over then.
Jobs had two stints at Apple as CEO but it is the second stint which began in the late 90s where he is credited for turning around Apple’s fortunes.
When Jobs officially resigned as CEO, he told the Apple board that “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”
He further wrote, “As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role. ”
Unfortunately, Jobs soon passed away after resigning as Apple CEO in 2011.