Steve Jobs, the business-savvy genius who pioneered home computing with Apple and conquered the movie industry with Pixar, has passed on at the age of 56. The official Apple website has posted a tribute to the company's visionary leader, and even President Obama issued a statement hailing Jobs as "among the greatest of American innovators."
Jobs co-founded Apple, and in 1986, purchased the computer animation division of Lucasfilm called The Graphics Group, which later became the Pixar animation studio, one of Hollywood's biggest runaway success stories.
His global influence is being paid tribute to via the devices he devised as some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to Twitter to pay tribute to Steve Jobs...
"Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family..." -John Lasseter
"Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us. #ThankYouSteve" — Arnold Schwarzenegger
"We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone." — Jane Lynch.
"Steve Jobs was an amazing man. He will live in my hard drive forever! ?;^}" –Jim Carrey
"Gonna rock out on all forms of Apple technology simultaneously thru my entire flight today in honor of the big man. type-dancing aint easy." –Olivia Wilde
"Had the pleasure of working for him and knowing him. He was our Edison. R.I.P. Steve Jobs." —Albert Brooks
"I'm reading about the loss of Steve Jobs on the 17th Macintosh I've owned." –Roger Ebert
"Very sad to hear about Steve Jobs. An innovator and a trailblazer, whatever your tech tribe. Rest I.P. Sent from my iPhone." –Simon Pegg
"Our parents had JFK, we had Steve Jobs. Edison gave us electricity, Jobs gave us the Jetsons in real life. We lost an icon today. Mourn him." –Kevin Smith
"Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come..." —Neil Patrick Harris
"We lost a man of true vision today. Condolences to the whole Apple family." —Jon Favreau
"RIP Steve Jobs. Closest thing we had to Tony Stark." –Patton Oswalt
"You guys I'm sad about Steve Jobs too but SteveJobs2 comes out in like a month." —Eli Roth
"The world lost a true visionary today. Think different." — Kevin Spacey
"Thank you, Steve. Everything good I have done, I have done on a Mac." – John Hodgman
"Woke to the news of Steve Jobs's death. He changed the world. I knew him a little and admired him entirely. Love to Apple and his family." –Stephen Fry
"Thank you Steve Jobs. You left the world better, and more interesting, than you found it." –Neil Gaiman
"We have all surfed on the wake of Steve Jobs ship. Now we must learn to sail, but we will never forget our skipper." — Ashton Kutcher
"I can't even describe how devastated I am by the news of the great Steve Jobs passing. He was truly one of the most prolific artists and forward thinking people the world has ever known. My prayers and heart goes out to his family and those lucky enough to have known him." — Milla Jovovich
"RIP Steve Jobs." –Pee-wee Herman