Steve Jobs Death: The Depart of a Legend
Steve Jobs attitude remained same even when few weeks later the Cancer returned. Doctors found no symbols of tumour in his body, but he could feel in his own self that things were not right. His appetite decreased, he had pains, he lost weight. He also became emotional and could feel that his end was near. Doctors assured that everything was fine.
But in 2011, Doctors discovered parts has of Cancer and some other symptoms. His biological sister Mona Simpson reached at his place. They knew that it was critical.
The major problem was that the cancer medicines caused loss of diet and as he had already lost his pancreas, his body got really less nutrients to fight. Added was his already really bad food habits. Jobs was in on his 3rd medical leave at #Apple, and #TimCook was again heading the operations.
In meantime doctors wanted to remain a step ahead of #Cancer and planned a #DNA sequencing of #SteveJobs to analyze him. Doctors from Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard collaborated over it.
The analysis allowed them to understand the structure of cancer and decide drugs that targeted only the parts that functioned wrongly. This was quite effective.
He was not well but still he took a meeting of the Doctors treating him, and when one doctor started showing Power Point Presentations, he forgetting pain started talking about how the #Apple software for presentations was better.
In 2011, he had many visitors come to meet him, this included his biological daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Even though Steve Jobs was angry at #Google for copying #iOS, he still met with Larry Page, and gave him some tips and recommendations for future.
He also had Bill Gates visit him, both spent 3 hours talking over old and the new. The past and the future. They talked about how they both had changed tbe face of industry and what were future possibilities. Jobs was thin but he had a lot of energy within himself. The meeting was happy and memorable.
Jobs used to talk with Apple employees over future. He wanted a device that could reduce burden of bag packs that kids carried to school
In August, he felt that the fact that he was on a medical leave was pulling back Apple. He wanted Apple to make a smooth transition to new CEO. He on 24th August 2011, arrived at Apple board meeting.
He had always been determined that if a day came when he was unable to serve as Apple’s CEO, he would be the first one to let Apple know. The day had come. He offered to resign from position of CEO and recommended Tim Cook to officially replace him.
Jobs spent his final weeks — as he had spent most of his life — in tight control of his choices. He invited a close friend, the physician. The whole family was there.
There were tears, and a realisation of responsibility that they were to carry forward his legacy and take care of his multi billion dollar net worth.
Jobs spent his last days in pain. He was not meeting many people, and the world was getting more worried about him. Apple employees talked about him often, and there were people calling him and coming to greet him.
Steve Jobs in his official biography (not the one which you are reading right now) has quoted the following lines during his last few days on earth.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…
Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…
He called up his sister Mona Simpson on 4th October, 2011. He asked her to rush to his place as soon as possible. Which she did. Steve Jobs knew his end had come.
Simpson, her brother began to slip away. “His breath indicated an arduous journey, some steep path, altitude. He seemed to be climbing.”
He departed this world on 5th October 2011, with a lingering look at his family. “Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.”
Then he went heavenly aboard with the simple, if mysterious, words “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”