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Monday, October 31, 2011

Steve Jobs' Last Words: "Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow."

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:15 AM

He certainly had the wow factor
  • He certainly had the wow factor

Steve Jobs' sister released some intimate details of the final moments of the high tech guru's life. In his eulogy, which was printed in the New York Times over the weekend, his biological sister explains how Jobs spent his last days and how he left us with some rather cryptic words to chew on.

According to his sister, Mona Simpson, on Oct. 4, he had called her to his house "like someone whose luggage was already strapped onto the vehicle, who

was already on the beginning of his journey, even as he was sorry, truly

deeply sorry, to be leaving us." She explained that over the day -- as the iPhone 4S event was wrapping up --  he started to fade. But before slipping into unconsciousness around 2 p.m., Jobs spoke his final words.

According to his Simpson:

"Before embarking, he'd looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve's final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW."

Perhaps Jobs had imagined the next big tech invention just as he was passing.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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