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Steve Jobs' death indicates Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest (VIDEO)


Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died on Oct. 5, 2011.


Justin Sullivan

Steve Jobs' death certificate, made public Monday, suggests that the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest resulting from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs, according to U.S. news reports.

(GlobalPost reports: Pancreatic cancer: What is it?)

Jobs, whose occupation was listed on the death certificate issued by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department as "entrepreneur" in the "high tech" business, died last Wednesday aged 56.

Apple, meanwhile, has sent a memo to employees announcing that it will hold a memorial service for Jobs on Oct. 19 at its Cupertino campus, open only to Apple employees, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly wrote in the email that the service would allow "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."

Jobs was buried on Friday in a Palo Alto cemetery. According to the Associated Press, no autopsy was performed.

(GlobalPost reports: Steve Jobs funeral held in private

Jobs had a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor for the past five years according to his death certificate, Bloomberg reports. It listed his immediate cause of death as respiratory arrest, meaning he stopped breathing.

Meantime, the Onion has released its latest parody of Steve Jobs' death. But GlobalPost's Weird Wide Web asks: is it too soon?

Onion spoof of Jobs' death: Hit or miss? (VIDEO)

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