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Steve Jobs being honored by Apple employees Oct. 19

Apple will formally honor co-founder Steve Jobs at an employee event at the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Oct. 19.

The outdoor event will take place two weeks after the Oct. 5 death of Jobs, who died at the age of 56 of respiratory arrest related to the pancreatic cancer that sickened him in recent years.

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CEO Tim Cook issued the following memo to employees:

Team,

Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.

Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Tim

It’s unclear whether the event will be streamed to the public.

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