Shrines for Steve Jobs [slideshow]

For many people, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is a fallen hero. People are remembering his life in shrines outside Apple retail stores around the world.

His funeral, reportedly scheduled for Oct. 7, 2011, accentuates rather than ends the mourning for memory. I haven't seen such emotion expressed for man since former Beatle John Lennon was murdered in December 1980.

This story was first posted Oct. 6, 2011 at 2:07 p.m. and later updated.

Flowers outside Apple's New York store commemorate Steve Jobs, who passed away Oct. 5, 2011. [Tim Conneally]

Flowers outside Apple's New York store commemorate Steve Jobs, who passed away Oct. 5, 2011. [Tim Conneally]

Apple's flagship store in New York is coincidentally enshrined for renovations. The somber gray covering the once mighty cube is seemingly appropriate for the people coming not to shop but to remember Steve Jobs.  [Tim Conneally]

Apple's flagship store in New York is coincidentally enshrined for renovations. The somber gray covering the once mighty cube is seemingly appropriate for the people coming not to shop but to remember Steve Jobs. [Tim Conneally]

The news media nearly overwhelmed by numbers the crowd outside Apple Store Fifth Avenue the morning of Oct. 6, 2011.  [Tim Conneally]

The news media nearly overwhelmed by numbers the crowd outside Apple Store Fifth Avenue the morning of Oct. 6, 2011. [Tim Conneally]

A woman writes, perhaps a message, before the small shrine of flowers outside Apple Store Fifth Avenue on Oct. 6, 2011.  [Tim Conneally]

A woman writes, perhaps a message, before the small shrine of flowers outside Apple Store Fifth Avenue on Oct. 6, 2011. [Tim Conneally]

Candles keep vigil for Apple's cofounder and visionary leader.  [Tim Conneally]

Candles keep vigil for Apple's cofounder and visionary leader. [Tim Conneally]

His funeral was scheduled for Oct. 7, 2011. [JAM Project]

His funeral was scheduled for Oct. 7, 2011. [JAM Project]

Mourners remember the products past and iPhone 4S to come, on Oct. 8, 2011. [Joe Wilcox]

Mourners remember the products past and iPhone 4S to come, on Oct. 8, 2011. [Joe Wilcox]

Future Apple Store in Berlin, with notes left and candles remembering Steve Jobs [@jsaaby]

Future Apple Store in Berlin, with notes left and candles remembering Steve Jobs [@jsaaby]

Close-up of notes on the unopened Berlin Apple Store, October 7, 2011.  [@jsaaby]

Close-up of notes on the unopened Berlin Apple Store, October 7, 2011. [@jsaaby]

Mourners placed flowers outside Apple's uptown store in Minneapolis.  [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Mourners placed flowers outside Apple's uptown store in Minneapolis. [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Cards express comfort to Apple employees and gratitude to Steve Jobs.   [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Cards express comfort to Apple employees and gratitude to Steve Jobs. [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Mourners leave notes outside Apple Store San Francisco. [Aaron Muszalski]

Mourners leave notes outside Apple Store San Francisco. [Aaron Muszalski]

Another view of the notes on Apple Store San Francisco window. [Paul Bonugli]

Another view of the notes on Apple Store San Francisco window. [Paul Bonugli]

"With all my admiration".  [Joe Wilcox]

"With all my admiration". [Joe Wilcox]

Is the likeness to the original? [JAM Project]

Is the likeness to the original? [JAM Project]

Flowers adorn an Apple Store door, hours after the world learned that Steve Jobs had died. [Blake Patterson]

Flowers adorn an Apple Store door, hours after the world learned that Steve Jobs had died. [Blake Patterson]

"Like a father to me". [JAM Project]

"Like a father to me". [JAM Project]

Jobs' signature wear was black turtle neck and blue jeans.   [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Jobs' signature wear was black turtle neck and blue jeans. [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

"American Genius" [JAM Project]

"American Genius" [JAM Project]

Someone left a real Apple, outside the Apple uptown store in Minneapolis.   [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Someone left a real Apple, outside the Apple uptown store in Minneapolis. [Julio Ojeda-Zapata]

Can you read the sentiment? [JAM Project]

Can you read the sentiment? [JAM Project]

One window of Apple Store Fashion Valley, San Diego, fills with notes of well wishes and remorse for the passing of Steve Jobs, Oct. 8, 2011. [Joe Wilcox]

One window of Apple Store Fashion Valley, San Diego, fills with notes of well wishes and remorse for the passing of Steve Jobs, Oct. 8, 2011. [Joe Wilcox]

Close-up of notes to Steve Jobs, Apple Store Fashion Valley. [Joe Wilcox]

Close-up of notes to Steve Jobs, Apple Store Fashion Valley. [Joe Wilcox]

"Paying my respects" -- Georgetown area, Washington, DC. [David Chico Pham]

"Paying my respects" -- Georgetown area, Washington, DC. [David Chico Pham]

Flowers outside Apple Store, Sydney, Australia. [Ruben Schade]

Flowers outside Apple Store, Sydney, Australia. [Ruben Schade]

Mourners gather outside Apple Store, Sydney. [JAM Project]

Mourners gather outside Apple Store, Sydney. [JAM Project]

"You've changed the world", Sydney. [Ruben Schade]

"You've changed the world", Sydney. [Ruben Schade]

Shrine outside Apple Store, Birmingham, AL. [Ralph Daily]

Shrine outside Apple Store, Birmingham, AL. [Ralph Daily]

Jobs and the iconic symbol that made Apple a household name. [Ruben Schade]

Jobs and the iconic symbol that made Apple a household name. [Ruben Schade]

Homage to Steve Jobs in Austin Texas [Ben Sutherland]

Homage to Steve Jobs in Austin Texas [Ben Sutherland]

So are we. [JAM Project]

So are we. [JAM Project]

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