NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple ( AAPL) who passed away last week at age 56, died of respiratory arrest. According to the Associated Press, the death certificate for Jobs lists pancreatic cancer as the cause of respiratory arrest, and says the cancer had spread to other organs as well.
No cause of death was disclosed by Apple, which announced Jobs' death in a press release last Wednesday, but Jobs, a tech visionary, had been battling pancreatic cancer for years, taking multiple leaves of absence. He stepped down from the CEO role in August, naming Tim Cook as his successor, while he was to act as chairman. According to the AP, which obtained the death certificate on Monday from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Jobs died at his home in Palo Alto and no autopsy was performed. The certificate says Jobs had "a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor for the past five years," the AP said. Jobs was buried on Friday, the article reported. Apple shares closed Monday at $388.81, up more than 5%. -- Written by Michael Baron in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Michael Baron. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com