Steve Jobs, the innovator behind the iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac,  iTunes, and hundreds of other technological advances has died, according to Apple’s website.

From The Wall Street Journal:

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” Apple said in a statement. “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

His family, in a separate statement, said Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family…We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”

Jobs was 56.