Shortly after news broke of Steve Jobs' death, celebs inundated Twitter with their heartfelt thoughts and condolences concerning the former Apple CEO and the surviving members of his family.
President Barack Obama wrote: "Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. From all of us at #Obama2012, thank you for the work you make possible every day-including ours."
"My heart weeps for all who worked with Steve and who loved him, especially my friend Laurene and their children," wrote Maria Shriver. "I'm so happy that I knew him and was so blessed by his friendship. He impacted all of our lives and changed the world. I'm going to turn off my Apple computer, iPhone and iPad tonight at 8pm and honor Steve with a moment of digital silence. Will you join me?
"Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us," Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote.
"RIP Steve Jobs ... what an innovator," tweeted Leann Rimes. "This world will miss him."
Jane Lynch wrote, "We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone."
Jim Carrey gave his tribute with his trademark wit, saying: "Steve Jobs was
an amazing man. He will live in my hard drive forever!"
"Rest in peace, Steve Jobs," said Neil Patrick Harris. "Your genius will live on for generations to come..."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like," tweeted Ashton Kutcher. "Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs RIP"
Darren Criss tweeted: "Somebody please get Steve a charger right
now! He will be missed terribly. Thank you, Mr. Jobs, for making our world
Zooey Deschanel tweeted: So sad about steve jobs, he was a truly inspirational man.
Olivia Wilde tweeted: "Gonna rock out on all forms of Apple
technology simultaneously thru my entire flight today in honor of the big man.
Type-dancing aint easy."
The group Coldplay issued this tribute: "We are so sad to hear about the passing
of Steve Jobs. In all of our encounters with him he was such a lovely man, and
always so humble... ...about his incredible talents. Like all of the people he
knew, and the millions of others he didn't, we will miss him."
"Thank you Steve Jobs for so many 'wow, that's really cool' moments," wrote Dane Cook. "You changed the world by believing in your dreams."
"I just finished my show and I heard the news about Steve Jobs," Ellen DeGeneres wrote. "He was an amazing man with an incredible vision. He changed the world."
"We lost a man of true vision today," wrote Jon Favreau. "Condolences to the whole Apple family."
Steve Jobs died on Wednesday after years of battling pancreatic cancer. He was 56.