Steve Jobs Cause Of Death
October 11, 2011 by staff
Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, issued a certificate of death from work yesterday, listing respiratory arrest as the immediate cause of death, with “metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor,” as the underlying cause. No autopsy was performed.
Jobs died on Wednesday at his home in Palo Alto, California, about 3pm, surrounded by his wife and his immediate family.
He had been diagnosed in 2003 with a neuroendocrine tumor, and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. When Jobs resigned Aug. 24, saying only that he could not fulfill his duties as chief executive.
Neuroendocrine tumors are abnormal tissue grown from cells of the endocrine and nervous systems. They occur most often in the intestine, but are also found in the rest of the body.
Apple Inc. Jobs announced October 5 death without giving details on when and where. Apple declined to comment on the death certificate.
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