John Warnock, a co-founder of the American multinational software corporation Adobe, passed away at the age of 82, the business announced in a statement.
Details of John Warnock demise were not revealed. He leaves behind his wife, Marva Warnock, a graphic designer, and their three children.
It is a sad day for the Adobe community and the industry for which he has been an inspiration for decades, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in an email to workers.
Warnock was hailed as “one of the greatest inventors of our generation with significant impact on how we communicate in words, images, and videos,” according to him.
He continued, “My interactions with John over the past 25 years have been the highlight of my professional career.” after a while.
With Charles Geschke, Warnock co-founded the software business Adobe in 1982. He left his role as CEO in 2000 and held the joint chairmanship of the board alongside Geschke until 2017.
The company’s initial logo was created by Marva Warnock, and two years later Adobe debuted its first program, the desktop publishing suite Adobe PostScript.
Up until 2000, Warnock served as the majority of the company’s CEO. From 2000 to 2017, he co-chaired the board with Geschke. After that, Warnock stayed on the board of directors of the business.
Although Adobe is best known for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop, the company has maintained an astonishingly broad portfolio of widely used standard programs across numerous industries.
Adobe developed industry-standard software for business, graphic design, photography, video editing, audio recording, and more while Warnock served as its CEO.