Jewish celebrities and peers react to Steve Jobs’ death



Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ death Wednesday night triggered a wave oc condolence messages and tweets.

We’ve collected some of the big ones written by Jewish celebrities and Jobs’ technology peers.

“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”

— Mark Zuckerberg

“From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met. On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.”

— Sergey Brin (Google)

“Tonight our City — a city that has always had such respect and admiration for creative genius — joins with people around the planet in remembering a great man and keeping Laurene and the rest of the Jobs family in our thoughts and prayers.” — Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City

“I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.” — Steve Ballmer

“Had the pleasure of working for him and knowing him. He was our Edison. R.I.P. Steve Jobs.” — actor-writer-director Albert Brooks

“Such a sad day, I can trace my apple memories to the IIC when i was a kid. RIP.” — singer Josh Groban

“You guys I’m sad about Steve Jobs too but SteveJobs2 comes out in like a month.” — actor Eli Roth

“For all of the human qualities that inspired the virtual. (hash)ripstevejobs.” — Sandra Bernhard

“Steve Jobs was a true original. So Sad. A tremendous loss.” – Howard Stern

“We never met, yet I stand beside members of this giant playground that you discovered for us. We use it every day, never tiring of the sand.” – Dianna Agron

“Rip Steve Jobs. A legend. A visionary innovator” – Zach Braff


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