did not want to have an operation when it was detected that he was infected with the pancreatic cancer that eventually took his life, instead opting for alternative treatments, and spent fortunes on medical studies, according to his biography, on sale starting Monday, which reveals other intimate aspects of the co-founder of Apple.
The book "Steve Jobs", Walter Isaacson, will be released tomorrow. The extracts from an interview with the author, broadcasted on Thursday, and reports of daily which were obtained as a copy of the biography has offered details of the private life of Jobs, died October 5, at the age of 56.
In an interview on the CBS "60 Minutes" television show, will be issued today in the U.S., Isaacson spoke of Jobs, the visionary who invented devices that changed the daily lives of millions of people.
The biographer said that Jobs confessed that he finally repented of the decision to delay surgery. He also told Jobs shrugged off the seriousness of his illness and received treatment for cancer in secret, while told people that he had cured.
According to Isaacson, the doctors told Jobs in 2003, when he was diagnosed his illness "belonged to 5% of cancers of the pancreas which could be cured". But Steve Jobs does not operate quickly, Isaacson said. "He tries to treat it with diet". I am going to be spiritualists. "Try different ways of treating cancer and dis not wanted to operate."
"Very soon everyone is saying: ' leaves to try to fight it with all these roots and vegetables, simply operate you ', told biographer. “But will make it nine months later.
The book includes details of the private and romantic life of Jobs, known to be extremely reserved in this respect, as well as on labor relations, said the Times. According to the book, Jobs proposed marriage to Laurene Powell, a stockbroker from Goldman Sachs, 1990 new year's day, but did not mention the subject to his girlfriend for months.
According to the book, Jobs began to meet last spring with people who he wanted to see before he died. Among these people was his eternal rival Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, who visited the home of Jobs in May for more than three hours.