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Steve Jobs' sister reveals his last words

by Staff reporter
31 Oct 2011 at 08:03hrs | Views
In a heart-wrenching eulogy for Steve Jobs, the Apple founder's sister reveals the tech icon's final words: "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow", NY Daily News reported .

In Mona Simpson's farewell to her brother, published in the New York Times on Sunday, she said that the last words came hours before he died earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

"He'd looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them," she wrote.

The eulogy portrayed Jobs as a brilliant and affectionate brother, who reached out to Simpson when she was in her 20s. The two, she wrote, instantly became friends.

The two were born to the same parents, but Jobs was given away for adoption and Simpson eventually took her stepfather's name after her mother remarried.

Despite their separate upbringings, they found they had a lot in common.

"We took a long walk - something, it happened, that we both liked to do. I don't remember much of what we said that first day, only that he felt like someone I'd pick to be a friend," she said.

One of their first conversations was about computers, she said.

"He said he was making something that was going to be insanely beautiful," she remembered.

Simpson also addressed her famous brother's obsession with black turtlenecks - a look that sparked stores to sell out of the normally unfashionable look after he died.

"For an innovator, Steve was remarkably loyal. If he loved a shirt, he'd order 10 or 100 of them," she said. "In the Palo Alto house, there are probably enough black cotton turtlenecks for everyone in this church."

Source - NY Daily News
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