Published August 28, 2008
New York-based Bloomberg News accidentally published an erroneous obituary of Apple founder Steve Jobs Thursday on their external wire system, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported.
The obituary was supposed to be held for release and not used, but was sent in error following a routine update by a Bloomberg reporter, the Telegraph said.
The text, which contained a blank space for the cause of his death and his age, reportedly described Jobs as the man who “helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music and refashioned the mobile phone,” the Telegraph reported.
Bloomberg later issued a retraction note, saying that the text was deleted immediately.
“The item was never meant for publication and has been retracted,” the note read.
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, but has denied claims that his cancer has returned, the Telegraph said.