The Wall Street Journal reports that a “small private gathering” of Steve Jobs’ friends and family are holding a funeral for Jobs today. There will be no public memorial for his death, although there will be a service for Apple staff to attend at a later date.
Steve Jobs passed away two days ago at the age of 56 after a long fight with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.
“The funeral for Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.’s co-founder, is taking place Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The funeral is characterized as a small private gathering, this person said.
The event comes two days after Mr. Jobs passed away after battling an undisclosed illness. He previously underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant.
Apple has said there are no public services planned.”
In an email to Apple staff, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is “planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life” for employees to attend.
Many Apple fans will likely want to attend a public ceremony to honor Jobs’ legacy and mourn his passing, but it has been confirmed that Apple will not hold a public memorial.