Dennis Ritchie was born on September 9,1941 in bronxville,Newyork,USA. He was the creator of C language without which the whole computer applications and mobile applications and even a mobile os cant be developed.
Ritchie was found dead on October 12, 2011 at the age of 70 at his home in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey where he lived alone. First news of his death came from his former colleague, Rob Pike. The cause and exact time of death have not been disclosed. He had been in frail health for several years following treatment for prostate cancer and heart disease. His death came a week after the death of Steve Jobs; although Ritchie's death did not receive as much media coverage,computer historians such as Paul E. Ceruzzi said his influence was comparable.
On the other hand SteveJobs was the cofounder of the Apple Inc.., and he was a real inspiration to many of the people in the world icluding me. I was really inspired by Jobs. i was shocked after reading my friend status on facebook saying " RIP Jobs". And then i searched over the google and atlast when I opened my Safari I confirmed that the news is real and not a rumour.
Jobs died at his California home around 3 p.m. on October 5, 2011, due to complications from relapse of his previously treated islet-cell neuroendocrinepancreatic cancer, resulting in respiratory arrest. His death was announced by Apple in a statement which read:
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."
Jobs is survived by Laurene, his wife of 20 years, their three children, and Lisa Brennan-Jobs, his daughter from a previous relationship.His family released a statement saying that he "died peacefully".