The sad death of Steve Jobs, Apple’s visionary co-founder, has triggered a wave of tributes from those who knew him in the tech world.
Celebrities and those in the world of entertainment have also been busy tweeting and Facebooking their condolences in the last 24 hours, and CNN rounded up some of their words (and for good measure, I added some more recent tributes in):
TV host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres: I just finished my show and I heard the news about Steve Jobs. He was an amazing man with an incredible vision. He changed the world.
Musician will.i.am: “we lost a great innovator… steve jobs designed a whole new world…he will be missed…”
TV news personality Katie Couric: “Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You’ve changed forever the world you leave behind.”
Musician Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs: RIP to one of my HEROS Steve Jobs!!! You’s a Bad Mother f[--]ka! 4real. Changed the game. Thanks for dreaming So BIG!!!
Socialite and TV personality Kim Kardashian: Wow Steve Jobs died! He was a brilliant man!
Model and actress Tyra Banks: “As I type on my iPhone, tears spring2 my eyes4an amazingMan I never met. His genius has touched us all. Steve Jobs, you will b/with us 4ever.”
NBA basketball star LeBron James: “R.I.P Steve Jobs. Someone who definitely left his mark on this world! Innovations that will live and last forever!!”
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us.”
Actor Alec Baldwin: “Sad about Steve Jobs. On par with Henry Ford, Carnegie and Edison.”
Actress Jane Lynch: “We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone.”
Socialite and TV personality Paris Hilton: So sad to hear about Steve Jobs. He was a genius and one of the most innovative people on earth. He changed the world in so many ways. RIP
Maria Shriver: I’m going to turn off my Apple computer, iPhone and iPad tonight at 8pm and honor Steve with a moment of digital silence. Will you join me?
Actress Martha Plimpton: “Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. Kinda can’t believe he’s gone. Carrying a little part of him in my pocket every day.”
Actor Neil Patrick Harris: “Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come…”
Singer Josh Groban: “Such a sad day, I can trace my apple memories to the IIC when i was a kid. RIP.”
Radio personality Howard Stern: “Steve Jobs was a true original. So Sad. A tremendous loss.”
Director Spike Lee: “I only met Steve Jobs once, briefly at The Apple Store on 5th Avenue in NY. People VISIONARIES are always called CRAZY in the beginning… A VISIONARY sees things that everybody else says is IMPOSSIBLE, sees a World that People can’t invision-MAC,IPOD,IPAD,IPHONE,ITUNES…And PIXAR. I have nothing but Love for Mr. Jobs and Apple,they have always given me and my Films L-O-V-E. Peace and Blessings to his Family.