Apple founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest at his home, caused due to a pancreatic tumour.
According to Business Week, the death certificate issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California revealed that Jobs died at around 3:00 P.M on October 5.
The death certificate, which stated Jobs’ occupation as an ‘entrepreneur’ in the ‘hi-tech business’, said that respiratory arrest was the immediate cause of death, which was triggered by a ‘metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumour’.
Apple hasn’t commented on the death certificate yet. According to reports, an event has been planned on October 19 to honour the deceased former CEO of Apple.
Jobs’ death has resulted in overwhelming pre-orders for his upcoming biography written by former Times Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson. The book, which will be released in about two weeks, has become the number one best seller in most of the popular online bookstores reports The Guardian.
Sony Pictures has already moved to acquire the film making rights to the book. The movie will be the first time Jobs is portrayed on the big screen.