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Steve Jobs' cause of death was 'respiratory arrest stemming from cancer'

Apple's visionary leader Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest caused due to the spread of his pancreatic cancer, according to his death certificate.
 
Jobs died on October 5 at the age of 56 at his home in Palo Alto. No post-mortem examination was performed, and Jobs was buried on Friday.


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The death certificate, which listed his occupation as 'high-tech entrepreneur,' said that Jobs had a "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumour" for the past five years, the BBC reports.
 
In 2004, Jobs revealed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.  Five years later he had a liver transplant.
 
In January 2011 he took medical leave, before formally resigning as CEO in August and handing over his position to Tim Cook.
 
A statement from Jobs' family said they were with him when he died peacefully at his home in Palo Alto.

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