Steve Jobs’ cause of death was respiratory arrest linked to the spread of his pancreatic cancer, according to his death certificate.
Steve Jobs’ death certificate, filed in Santa Clara County, California listed Apple co-founder occupation as “high-tech entrepreneur”.
Steve Jobs died last Wednesday, October 5, at the age of 56 at his home in Palo Alto and no post-mortem examination was performed.
He was buried on Friday, October 7.
According to the Associated Press news agency, Steve Jobs’ death certificate was released by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department on Monday.
The certificate wrote Steve Jobs had a “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumour” for the past five years.
Steve Jobs announced that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004. The former Apple CEO had a liver transplant in 2009.
At the beginning of this year, Steve Jobs took medical leave, before formally resigning as Apple CEO in August and handing over his duties to Tim Cook.
Steve Jobs’ family said in a statement after his death that they were with him when he died peacefully.
Steve Jobs died the next day after Apple launched its latest iPhone, the 4S version.
Yesterday, the company announced it received more than one million pre-orders by the end of last week for the new device iPhone 4S, breaking a record set by the iPhone 4 when it was released in 2010.