Steve Jobs Died of Respiratory Arrest

By Mary Collins

Steve Jobs Died of Respiratory Arrest

October 11, 2011 Updated Oct 11, 2011 at 4:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., (Indiana's NewsCenter)--- A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates that the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest resulting from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs.

Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple did not disclose his cause of death, but Jobs had been in poor health for a number of years.

He battled pancreatic cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January — his third since his health problems began — and resigned in August, handing the CEO job over to his hand-picked successor, Tim Cook.

The death certificate, released by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department said Jobs had a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor for the past five years. It listed his immediate cause of death as respiratory arrest.

He died at his home in Palo Alto.




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