Several renowned celebrities have poured out their heartfelt regrets at the death of iconic Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs who died Wednesday at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs who announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004 was credited with building the world’s leading tech company which led into a mobile-computing revolution producing popular devices such the iPhone and the iPad.

While the tech world mourns one of its brightest assets, celebrities whose work have in one way or the other been impacted and promoted by the visionary gadgets or products produced by Apple are not left out.

Several tweets monitored by Myjoyonline.com Thursday of celebrities such as Ashanti, Taylor Swift, Sean Kingston and Mary J. Blige expressed shock at the death of former Apple boss who many described as a genius.

Tyrese Gibson tweeted: “I am saddened by the loss of a brilliant, forward thinking genius who has changed the world of technology as we know it today Steve Jobs RIP.” This was re-tweeted by songstress Ashanti.

Tyrese followed that with another tweet advising we should not rob the world of our ideas: “I say it all the time… Ideas are POWERFUL… Don’t rob the world of your visions and ideas… Steve Jobs my hero forever..!!GeekGodRIP.”

Taylor Swift also said: “I never met Steve Jobs, but I always wanted to. What a tragic loss. I can’t believe it. About to call my family and tell them I love them.” “RIP Steve Jobs!… You will be missed, smh (shaking my head) I just heard the sad news, life is really short man…” Sean Kingston also tweeted.

Grammy Award winning songstress Mary J. Blige also re-tweeted American actress Eva Longoria’s tweet which read: “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…”

Rapper Soulja Boy simply tweeted: “RIP Steve Jobs” while Toni Braxton said: “RIP Steve Jobs. Thanks for helping bring us such great Apple products! My family and I swear by our iPads.”

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