Steve Jobs Died of Respiratory Arrest at Home
Pancreatic cancer had spread to other organs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 10, 2011 6:02 PM CDT
A photograph of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sits near a candle, an apple and flowers to form a portion of a tribute in front of an Apple store in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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(Newser) – A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest that resulted from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs. Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple didn't disclose the cause of death, but Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009. The death certificate, released today by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, says Jobs died at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. No autopsy was performed. Click to read about his final days.