High-profile mourners attended Sunday's private service for
) co-founder, chief executive officer and visionary, according to
Hosted by the Memorial Church at Stanford University, where Jobs
delivered a renowned commencement address in Spring 2005, the
funeral service attracted political luminaries, Silicon Valley
leaders and pop culture stars,
Reuters. Former President Bill Clinton; former Vice President Al
Gore, who also is a member of the Apple Board of Directors; chief
executives Larry Ellison and Michael Dell of Oracle (
) and Dell (
), co-founder of Microsoft (
) Bill Gates and U2 front man Bono were among the guests at the
heavily guarded service.
"I don't know that there was ever a more beautiful memorial
service," states a Twitter message by British actor Stephen Fry,
Times. "Everyone who spoke did so with such passion and love and
Jobs died of complications from pancreatic cancer on October 5,
less than six weeks after resigning as chief executive officer and
elevating to chairman of the board. He left the CEO opening to Tim
Cook, who also was in attendance at Sunday's service.
The company Jobs built will hold a private ceremony this Wednesday
at the Cupertino,
, headquarters, The Times reports.