Steve Jobs last words before death – Your theories?

By Chris Cook - Oct 31, 2011

It has been almost a month since Apple’s Co-Founder Steve Jobs passed away. Many fans of the company have been expressing their deepest condolences and paying tribute to the great man himself by leaving their comments on his memorial page and posting some of his now famous quotes and comments on things like Twitter and Facebook. Now Jobs’ sister Mona Simpson has revealed what his last words were before his untimely death.

The revelation came in a eulogy she had written about her brother which was shared during a memorial service for Jobs on October 16th and later published by The New York Times. It describes Simpson’s hopes and aspirations before meeting her brother for the first time and what he was like as a person, as well as what she thought of him when she met him for the first time.

The biological siblings did not meet each other until 1985 as Jobs was adopted. Having grown up with an absent father, Simpson wrote how she’d longed for a man to love who could love her back. She’d wished for her father to be ‘rich and kind’ and to come into her and her mother’s lives and help. Her wish came true through her ‘rich and famous’ long-lost brother.

‘My whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.’

Simpson also explained in her eulogy that Jobs’ love for his wife and family ‘sustained him’ meaning it kept him going. She described the goals he had set that he had hoped to achieve before his death, including the launch of a boat he was building and his son’s graduation, explaining that he was unable to achieve all of them. Details on what some of his other goals were can be found at Apple Insider.

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the eulogy was the part revealing his last words. Simpson said ‘he seemed to be climbing’ as his breathing slowed, then he is described as ‘gazing’ at his wife, children and his sister Patty, then over their shoulders saying ‘OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.’ What are your theories on what these resounding last words could have meant?

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  • Jean Dupuis

    One afternoon I drooped off to see my oldest sister at the Hospital. As I got there Doctor’s were discussing about bringing my sister to an upper floor where she could have the necessary treatments required for her condition. She said to them I’ll be fine. As a nurse walked in she glanced at my sister since she was looking in disbelief at the ceiling in front of her. The nurse at her bedside glaced at my sister and the ceiling back and forth for almost 3 full minutes as I was standing on the other side from her. Well to this day I know she saw something and it’s as if she, without saying anything thinking the same words as Steve Jobs. OH WOW !

  • Chattlyn

    When my grandfather (he raised me) died, I was at his bedside. In his final breath he said almost the same thing as Steve Jobs said. My grandfather was a very religious and good man and his words were ” Oh my, Oh my” and he was gone. I laid my body across his chest then and could feel movement in his body and I thought he wasn’t dead but the nurse told me the body does that and it was only shutting down.
    I have always believed that my grandfather saw something so beautiful or perhaps he saw “the streets of gold” in Heaven. Perhaps my grandfather and also Steve Jobs were seeing their eartly life flash before them and they saw dead loved ones.