A year ago today, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died. Describing the time as "sad and difficult," Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a fitting video tribute and message on the company's homepage today. "One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple," says Cook. "Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Born on February 24th 1955, Jobs oversaw the development of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and many other popular Apple products. His death last year was met with condolences from Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, and the President of the United States — amongst others. Cook says he hopes "that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place."

A message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.

- Tim