The Santa Clara Count Public Heath Department today released Steve Jobs’ death certificate. The document notes that Jobs died at his home of respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. last Wednesday. Fittingly, his occupation was listed as “entrepreneur.”
Jobs of course had publicly battled Pancreatic cancer for some time. Though often an immediately fatal disease that often leaves victims with less than a few months to live after detection, Jobs was afflicted with a rare form of Pancreatic cancer that was much more treatable. Indeed, the cancer Jobs had was initially eradicated only to come back years later, having metastasized to his liver. Following that, Jobs received a liver transplant while out on medical leave from Apple. Through it all, Jobs remained intimately involved in Apple’s products and long-term strategy, even going so far as to examine upcoming products while bedridden at home and in the hospital.
A private funeral for Jobs was held this past Friday.