A private event held at Stanford University’s Memorial Church saw Silicon Valley luminaries, politicians and celebrities along with several hundred people gather in order to pay a tribute to late Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs on Sunday. Among those who graced the event were Google chief executive Larry Page, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former Vice President Al Gore and some Apple board members. Apple software chief Scott Forstall, former president Bill Clinton, News Corp Chief Officer Jon Miller, Maria Shriver, estranged wife of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U2 frontman Bono were also among those in attendance.
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Apple and Stanford officials had been equally tight-lipped leading up to the event, and security Sunday afternoon was nothing less than extraordinary. Dozens of dark-suited men with ear pieces guarded the university’s Cantor Art Center, where catering trucks and café tables awaited mourners for a post-service reception, and walled off the rear entrance to the church, which was built at the turn of the last century by Jane Stanford to mourn the death of her husband, Leland.
As dark-suited, stone-faced guests began arriving, Stanford’s police chief, Laura Wilson, personally stood watch at the front entrance to the university quad. Friends of Jobs contacted prior to the proceedings were loathe to comment about the event — either due to the extraordinary security measures or simply because it was a day for the technology industry to mourn its own.
Steve Jobs, 56, passed away on October 5th after a a long battle with pancreatic cancer.