Steve Jobs’ Final Words Revealed by His Sister, Mona Simpson, in a Moving Eulogy

Oct 30, 2011 - 7 Comments

Steve Jobs & Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson, an author and the biological sister of Steve Jobs, wrote a wonderful eulogy to Steve that was delivered on October 16th at a private memorial service.

I want to tell you a few things I learned from Steve, during three distinct periods, over the 27 years I knew him. They’re not periods of years, but of states of being. His full life. His illness. His dying.

The eulogy is moving and a must read, in it, Steve’s final words are revealed for the first time. No spoilers, just read the article on the New York Times:

Mona Simpson: A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

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  1. Mark says:

    An adopted boy who’s sister turned out to be solid gold. Steve’s life was magic from start to freakin’ finish.

  2. MTM says:

    Powerful read, thank you for the link.

  3. Deocliciano says:

    Naked eye ( a mind with NO cloudy sky of nonsensical fluffs ) sees beyond you!

  4. Oorehai says:

    Very moving.

  5. LastWords says:

    Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.

    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:


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