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Steve Jobs' funeral held Friday, report says

The funeral for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, is taking place Friday, a report says.

The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the matter, reported that the funeral would be small and private. The source would not disclose where and when it would take place.

Apple said it has not planned any public services for Jobs. But Tim Cook, who took over the reins at Apple after Jobs stepped down as chief executive in August, wrote in a letter to the company's staff that a "celebration of Steve's extraordinary life" would be held soon for employees.

Jobs previously battled pancreatic cancer in 2003 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. His cause of death has not been publicly disclosed.

Apple is paying tribute to Jobs on its home page, and encouraged fans to share memories and thoughts through a dedicated email address.


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Photo: A makeshift memorial for Steve Jobs is seen on the sidewalk outside his home Friday in Palo Alto. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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