The world lost a truly creative and brilliant mind yesterday when it was announced that Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. Though Jobs was not a traditional celebrity, he certainly had an impact on the lives of nearly everyone in recent years, and few people have not been changed by his creations and what he brought us. As a tribute, we wanted to share what some of our VH1 talent has been saying since the news of his passing was announced. R.I.P. Steve.
Basketball Wives star Shaunie O’Neal: RT @TheDailyLove: RIP Steve Jobs, we love you. Thank you for changing our world.
La La Vasquez: RIP Steve Jobs…praying for your family..thank YOU for all YOU’VE done to change our world and our way of thinking..
Jennifer Williams: RIP Steve Jobs…. Very very sad! He changed the technology world, definitely an innovator!
Heidi Montag: RT @RyanSeacrest “Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
Mob Wives‘ Carla Facciolo: RIP Steve Jobs.. Its a tragic loss for the technology world and the world in general :(
Dr. Drew: Steve Jobs made a difference in my life & the life of my family. RIP Our tribute from earlier tonight – ow.ly/6OSKc
Siggy Flicker, star of Why Am I Still Single?: A great man who left this world too soon! A visionary and a brilliant mind.
And finally, Bret Michaels wrote a lengthier, moving statement on his MySpace page: First I must express my deepest condolences to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family and friends. He showed great strength and perseverance through his illness and continued to be an innovator all the while remaining positive while fighting his battle with cancer. I can only thank Steve for his innovation, inspiration and creativity while touching all of our lives in some way shape or form. Again my condolences. He will be missed.
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