Photo of seemingly frail Jobs appears on Web

LOS ANGELES Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:47pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A photograph appearing to show an emaciated Steve Jobs surfaced on celebrity website TMZ, which said the picture was taken on Friday, two days after he resigned as Apple Inc's CEO.

The photograph on TMZ.com showed Jobs clad in a black knee-length gown, supported by an unidentified man beside a car in a sunny, unknown locale.

Photos of the Silicon Valley legend, who on Wednesday dropped a bombshell on Wall Street and Apple fans when he passed the CEO reins over to right-hand man Tim Cook, have surfaced on various tabloids this year.

The health of the pancreatic cancer survivor has been a constant source of speculation.

TMZ's photo, credited to Pacific Coast News, ignited a firestorm of indignation on Twitter.

"Leave Steve alone @TMZ. You guys are low as you can go. This is what's called 'journalism' these days. Seriously disgusted," brian-tong tweeted.

TMZ declined to comment. Celebrity photo website Pacific Coast News said it had snapped the photograph and then sold it exclusively to TMZ. Apple declined to comment.

(Editing by Gary Hill)

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Comments (4)
Prairiefire wrote:
sell you stock now…. within 2 years it will be in the same range as microsoft is today.

Aug 25, 2011 11:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gierki wrote:
Steve why you leave us?

Aug 26, 2011 4:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eideard wrote:
Want to sell it me – at a discount?

Aug 26, 2011 8:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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