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Steve Jobs Death: Reactions Worldwide

Steve Jobs

First Posted: 10/06/11 11:52 AM ET Updated: 12/06/11 05:12 AM ET

Co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56 in California, and leaders around the world have expressed their condolences and gratitude for Jobs over Twitter, Facebook, and to the media.

Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple six weeks ago. He had been battling cancer since 2004, according to the Associated Press.

Appreciation for Steve Jobs' impact extended far beyond his home in Silicon Valley, as evidenced by the outpouring of messages from presidents, prime ministers, actors, and others around the world.

Below, world leaders react:

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
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"I am deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Steve Jobs. He was truly an innovative man and taught us new ways to connect and communicate." (Times of India)

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified Manmohan Singh as the president of India. He is the prime minister.
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Filed by Clare Richardson  |