Tags: apple | Steve Jobs | Pancreatic cancer | liver | Tim Cook

Book: Apple CEO Cook Offered Dying Steve Jobs His Liver

Book: Apple CEO Cook Offered Dying Steve Jobs His Liver
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 13 March 2015 08:56 AM

Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered to give the company's dying founder, Steve Jobs, a part of his liver as he battled pancreatic cancer, a new book reveals.

The book, "Becoming Steve Jobs," which is due to be released this month, details how Jobs turned Apple into one of the world's largest technology companies, according to the BBC.

Co-authored by Fast Company executive editor Rick Tetzeli and journalist Brent Schlender, the book tells of the close bond between Jobs and Cook, and reveals that Jobs angrily rejected Cook's liver offer.

Jobs announced in 2004 that he had cancer, and by 2009 he was confined to his home while waiting for a liver transplant.

The book details how Cook often visited Jobs and after one get-together "left the house feeling so upset that he had his own blood tested," according to excerpts published by Fast Company.

Cook learned he had a rare blood type like Jobs, and after having his liver tested he was told that a partial transplant was possible.

However, according to the book, Jobs reacted angrily when Cook suggested the liver swap.
"He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth," Cook says, the book recounts, noting that Jobs interjected, "I'll never let you do that."

"Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them," Cook recalled.

Although Jobs eventually underwent a liver transplant, in 2009, he resigned as Apple chief executive in 2011 and died in October that year at age 56.

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
US
Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered to give the company's dying founder Steve Jobs a part of his liver as he battled pancreatic cancer, a new book reveals.
apple, Steve Jobs, Pancreatic cancer, liver, Tim Cook
267
2015-56-13
Friday, 13 March 2015 08:56 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved