Steve JobsSteve Jobs, the CEO of Apple (AAPL), has only six weeks to live, according to the National Enquirer.

The often sensationalist tabloid published photos in of Jobs looking extremely thin and frail, according to TNT magazine.

Jobs has taken his third medical leave of absence from Apple in seven years. In 2004 he was treated for pancreatic cancer and in 2009 he received a liver transplant. He has not specified the reason for his latest medical leave.

The photos were apparently taken at the Stanford Cancer Center.

Doctors who have not treated or even seen Jobs reportedly told the Enquirer that the photos indicate that he'll will be dead within weeks.

"Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks," Dr. Samuel Jacobson told the paper. Jacobson has no first-hand knowledge, however.

Jobs, who has not been spotted out much in public, is reportedly due to meet with President Barack Obama in San Francisco today.

Obama is expected to meet with other Silicon Valley-area CEOs including Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg and Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt to discuss job growth, ABC News reported




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It'sMe

Wow i didnt realize we could just now look at photos of people and give them the death notice! makes it alot easier for Dr.'s can save a ton of money just email your latest pic to the good dr and he will let you know when you are going to die!

March 02 2011 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pitsmcgoo

"Doctors who have not treated or even seen Jobs reportedly told the Enquirer that the photos indicate that he'll will be dead within weeks."

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What kind of doctor would diagnose from a photo? How unprofessional.

February 17 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MargeD

APPLE IS STEVE JOBS LIFE AND SOUL. MR. JOBS HAS MADE APPLE INTO ONE VERY SUCCESSFUL COMPANY. I PRAY THAT THE INQUIRER IS INCORRECT, BUT IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MR. JOBS THE APPLE CORPORATION WILL LIVE ON IN HIS HONOR. MR. JOBS HAS HIRED ONLY THE TOP PEOPLE TO DEVELOP THE PRODUCTS THAT WE SO LOVE AND USE EVERYDAY. SHAME ON YOU FOR TAKING THE STOCK DOWN !!! I PRAY THAT MR.JOBS ONLY TOOK THE TIME OFF TO REST, YOU CANNOT DO WHAT HE DOES WITHOUT NEEDING TIME OFF. THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE STOCK TO GO DOWN, SHOW SUPPORT BY BRINGING BACK UP......................!!!!

February 17 2011 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anne

I hope the Enquire is wrong, Jobs is without a doubt a true Icon in the field of technology. What ever toll his health is taking on him and all of us who respect his contribution to our world, lets all hope he gets better. He is to smart to lose.

February 17 2011 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
atuu

Mr. Jobs, thank you, for everything. Calling you one of a kind would be such an understatement. May the Lord remain with you and with your spirit.

February 17 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
kv37

Well, its probably a safe bet for Enquirer to predict his death under the circumstances. So what if they are off a couple of weeks, or months or years.

February 17 2011 at 10:17 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
masser

Steve Jobs, a wonderful man, however, even with all his money he is not able to buy his health or happyness. In my opinion noone beats pancreatic cancer, my prayers are with the man.

February 17 2011 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jcgee88

I sincerely hope that the National Enquirer is wrong, and that
Steve Jobs is able to recover his health and live many years.

February 17 2011 at 10:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
joeomar

Why is anyone quoting the National Enquirer in any venue that even REMOTELY approaches legitimate? They even relay a diagnosis from a "doctor" based solely on looking at a photo of the guy!! What is this article doing here? Get rid of it.

February 17 2011 at 9:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
joeomar

Why is anyone quoting the National Enquirer in any venue that even REMOTELY approaches legitimate? They even relay a diagnosis from a "doctor" based solely on looking at a photo of the guy!! What is this article doing here? Get rid of it.

February 17 2011 at 9:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply