Steve Jobs’ death certificate has been officially released, according to Bloomberg. His exact time and cause of death is documented in the certificate.
Jobs suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer that publicly surfaced for the first time in 2004. In April of 2009, Jobs underwent a dangerous liver transplant after taking his first leave of medical absence earlier that year. He continued to battle cancer while intermittently serving at Apple until his formal resignation two months ago.
Apple was incredibly secretive about Jobs’ health condition throughout his years of treatment, officially calling his disease an “undisclosed medical condition.”
“Steve Jobs died at home of respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5, according to his death certificate. His occupation was listed as “entrepreneur.”
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, released the document today.
Respiratory arrest was listed as the immediate cause of death, with “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” listed as the underlying cause, according to the certificate. Jobs’s death occurred five years after the onset of the tumor, according to the certificate.
No autopsy was performed. Jobs was buried at a non- denominational cemetery in Santa Clara County on Oct. 7. The name of the person who filled out the certificate was blacked out.”
A private funeral was held for Jobs last Friday, and Apple plans to hold a company memorial on Wednesday, October 19th. The public will not be allowed to attend.
It’s touching that Steve listed his occupation as “entrepreneur.” He was a CEO by title, but an entrepreneur by heart.