Santa Clara Releases Steve Jobs Death Certificate

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has released the death certificate for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, listing his cause of death as respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor. The document shows his time of death as 3PM on October 5, the day after Apple unveiled the new iPhone 4S.

Mr. Jobs passed away at his Palo Alto home, according to Bloomberg, and was buried in a Santa Clara non-denominational cemetery on October 7.

Apple's Web tribute to Steve JobsApple’s Web tribute to Steve Jobs

Apple announced last Wednesday that Mr. Jobs had passed away and updated the company Web site with a special tribute to its former CEO.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Mr. Jobs had suffered from pancreatic cancer, and later received a liver transplant. He stepped down as company CEO in late August and took on the role of Chairman of the Board.

Apple plans to host a private celebration of Mr. Jobs’s life for company employees on Wednesday, October 19.