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Apple to Hold Steve Jobs Staff Memorial, TV Documentary Planned

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By Elton Jones, Christian Post Reporter
October 12, 2011|11:49 pm

Apple is preparing to honor its fallen former CEO Steve Jobs by holding a staff memorial service next week; a documentary on Jobs is set to air on Discovery Channel as well.

The memorial service is currently planned for Oct. 19 and will take place at the company's outdoor amphitheater.

Current Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a letter to all staff today that detailed the event: "Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place."

Cooks also went on to say, "Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. And I've found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve."

The memorial service is expected to consist of staff members sharing their memories about Jobs, his contribution to the company and how he revolutionized the technology industry with his leadership and entrepreneurship.

Steve Jobs was previously diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003.

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At his Stanford commencement speech a few years later, he announced that in an earlier diagnosis, a doctor had told him he had just a few months to live. Over the next eight years, Jobs proceeded to take several health-related leaves of absence from Apple.

Jobs soon had to undergo a liver transplant in 2009. After resigning from his CEO post in August, Tim Cooks was assigned his position. Shortly after, Jobs passed away on Oct. 5, a day after Apple introduced its "iPhone 4S."

The Oct. 19 remembrance of Steve Jobs is also being followed up a TV special set to air next week.

Entertainment Weekly reported that the Discovery Channel will air a documentary special titled "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World." This 1-hour program will be hosted by "Mythbusters" stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman . It will premiere on Oct. 16.

A feature-length film is also being prepped by Sony Pictures. The movie will be based off of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography, simply titled "Steve Jobs."

 

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