Led the personal computer revolution by co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak . He had an amazing passion for design which helped Apple to become a true consumer electronics icon.
He spent one summer picking Macintosh apples, which was how his company's name originated.
His official cause of death was respiratory arrest but medical experts believed this was linked to his pancreas tumor.
His parents gave him up for adoption. Ten months later, they had a daughter who later became novelist Mona Simpson .