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Steve Jobs Laid to Rest Following Private Funeral

Posted Saturday October 8, 2011 11:40 AM GMT

He's the man responsible for changing the tech world as we know it, and now beloved Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been laid to rest following his passing earlier this week (October 5).

According to The Wall Street Journal, the 56-year-old computer pioneer was buried yesterday (October 7) following a private funeral held at an undisclosed location and attended by only family and close friends.

Staying true to Jobs' extraordinarily secluded life wishes, family of the iconic entrepreneur hoped the closed-door ceremony would grant relief from a threatened protest from members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who planned to picket the funeral, saying Jobs "gave God no glory."

"We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief," his loved ones said in a statement.

While no public memorial service has been made clear as of yet, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company Jobs brought so much success is hard at work "planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life."

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