Can tech-mogul Steve Jobs still be alive?

A photo of Apple's co-founder, Steve Job’s doppelganger, made the rounds on social media, sparking controversy if he is still alive.

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Social media went into frenzy after the image of Apple’s co-founder Steve Job’s lookalike made rounds online. Steve Jobs, who ignited a tech revolution, passed away in 2011 at age 56, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

However, the photo of the man, strikingly similar to Jobs, was spotted having coffee in Cairo, Egypt. His picture stirred an online controversy claiming that Job is still alive and well. The man is not seen wearing shoes in the picture, which may strike a chord with fans and theorists who know Jobs preferred to walk barefoot while brainstorming ideas. Many people asserted that Steve Jobs faked his death to live his life in anonymity. The picture was posted on Facebook on Saturday, but it is not clear when the picture was taken.


How did Steve Jobs Die?

Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003. His battle with cancer lasted for eight years before he died of respiratory arrest caused by the tumor. He was also the chairman and majority shareholder in Pixar and the Walt Disney Company board of directors, as well as the founder and CEO of NeXT.

How did the Fans React?

While others churned up hilarious controversies, some people thought the similarities were just a coincidence, providing interesting insights on the photo.

“As you get older, I swear you end up seeing more and more people that look the same,” another person commented. “There is immense variation in nature but we are drawn to patterns. I have done double-takes on people who are strangers who look like someone I used to know. I have also seen people and had a distinct thought “wow that is Bob when he was 20 years older.”

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Another user gave an idea to hire Job’s lookalike at Apple, asserting that, “Apple should hire this guy, bring him to the USA, and start a campaign that Jobs is back from the dead,” wrote the user going by Jonesderserder. “iMalive. And he could fix the keyboards in Macbooks.”

Another twitter user humorously wrote, “If Steve Jobs were alive, I doubt that he would be keeping quiet about the rumored ceramic casing of the upcoming Apple Watch.”