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Steve Jobs died of 'respiratory arrest' caused by spread of cancer: death cert

Published 11/10/2011 | 08:24

Apple announced last week that Mr Jobs (56) had died without providing any details about the time and place. Photo: Getty Images
Apple announced last week that Mr Jobs (56) had died without providing any details about the time and place. Photo: Getty Images

STEVE Jobs died at home in Palo Alto, California, of respiratory arrest caused by the spread of his pancreatic cancer, according to his death certificate which has been released.

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The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, issued the certificate yesterday, listing respiratory arrest as the immediate cause of death, with "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" as the underlying cause.



There was no autopsy performed.



Apple announced last week that Mr Jobs (56) had died without providing any details about the time and place.



His occupation was listed as "entrepreneur" in the "high tech" business.



The CEO of the iPhone maker resigned his position on August 24 this year.



He had been diagnosed in 2003 with a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of pancreatic cancer, and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.



Mr Jobs was buried at a non-denominational cemetery in Santa Clara County late last week.



The name of the person who filled out the certificate was not released,



Apple unveiled the latest version of its iPhone, the product that accounts for almost half of the company's sales, on October 4, the day before his death.



The company had notified the Palo Alto police department a few days before his death that Mr Jobs was expected to die.



The police department sought to be made aware so it could have patrols ready in case large numbers of mourners gathered at Mr Jobs's home, Sandra Brown, a spokeswoman for the department, said last week.

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