Sad news for geeks and fans of technology everywhere, with the passing of one of the pioneers of the industry.

The man who practically brought Apple back from the dead with the iPod, iMac, iPhone, and iPad has lost his battle with cancer.

Apple today said:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

We don’t think much more can be said.