Paul McCartney, himself an avowed Macintosh devotee, has issued a statement saying he was privileged to know Steve Jobs.
“Steve was a great creative artist. He was also a loving husband and father and I feel privileged to have known him,” he said in the statement issued on his website.
“I enjoyed his quick sense of humour and his love of music. He came to quite a few of our concerts and it was always a pleasure to see him bopping on the sidelines. I once said to him that he must be extremely proud of what he had done. He agreed but said he was even prouder of what he had not done.”
McCartney ended his statement by calling him, “A great man who will be missed by me and many others.”
Jobs was a Beatles fan and praised McCartney and the Beatles when iTunes announced last year the Beatles would be featured on the service.
“We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes,” he said in a statment issued by Apple in November. “It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago.”
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