Steve Jobs' death spotlights rare pancreatic cancer
Apple's visionary founder and CEO Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011. The 56-year-old had been battling a rare, slow-growing type of pancreatic cancer called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor for more than seven years. Jobs underwent a liver transplant in 2009 while on medical leave from Apple, fueling speculation his cancer had spread. Jobs appeared noticeably thinner following the procedure. He stepped down as Apple's CEO in August.