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Celebrities Tweet Tributes To Steve Jobs

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Oct. 6 2011, Published 4:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Many celebrities paid tribute to Steve Jobs -- the Apple co-founder who died at 56 Wednesday after a long bout with cancer -- on their Twitter accounts.

Among them:

Bill Gates: "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."

Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us. #ThankYouSteve"

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Katie Couric: "Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You've changed forever the world you leave behind."

Paris Hilton: "So sad to hear about Steve Jobs. He was a genius and one of the most innovative people on earth. He changed the world in so many ways. RIP."

Ashton Kutcher: "We have all surfed on the wake of Steve Jobs ship. Now we must learn to sail, but we will never forget our skipper."

LeAnn Rimes: "RIP Steve Jobs.....what an innovator. This world will miss him."

Ricky Martin: "Where is the excitement gonna come from. We won't see another you in this lifetime. Thank you for everything Steve! :o("

Jane Lynch: "We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone."

Neil Patrick Harris: "Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come..."

Eva Longoria: "My heart goes out for the family of Steve Jobs. What an inspiration he was to us all and a creative visionary for the world! You will be missed."

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Jobs' contributions in the technology industry over the better part of four decades led to the advent of household items such as iPod, iPhone and iPad, among others; and brands including Apple, Pixar and Atari. His name is billed as inventor or co-inventor to more than 200 U.S. patents, among them: the Apple I (1976); the Macintosh (1984); the iMac (1998); the iPod (2001); the iTunes store (2003); the iPhone (2007) and the iPad (2010).

Jobs is survived by his biological mother Joanne Simpson; his sister Mona Simpson; wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; and his daughter from a different relationship, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

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