Apple's celebration of the life of co-founder Steve Jobs for its employees is set to take place later this month, as outlined in a company-wide e-mail sent by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook this morning.
The correspondence, which was posted by French site Mac Generation this afternoon and later confirmed by Reuters, says that the company plans to hold the private event on October 19 at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.:
Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I've found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I've found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.
Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We'll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.
I look forward to seeing you there.
A company spokesman did not respond to CNET's request to ascertain the e-mail's validity. Several other e-mails from Cook have leaked out following his appointment as CEO in August. One shared with the public following Jobs' death on Wednesday noted that the company was planning such a celebration of his life for company employees.
Bloomberg noted this afternoon in a story about Jobs' cause of death that Jobs was buried at a private, non-denominational funeral in Santa Clara County this past Friday.