Adobe co-founder John Warnock has died at the age of 82, according to reports on Sunday. However, the cause of his death was not revealed. "This is a sad day for the Adobe community and the industry it has inspired for decades," Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was quoted as saying.
Warnock, along with Charles Geschke, co-founded Adobe in 1982, having previously worked together at Xerox.
Their original creation, Adobe PostScript, was a pioneering technology that played a key role in the rise of desktop publishing.
He was CEO until 2000 and continued as Chairman of the Board, a role he shared with Geschke, until 2017.
Since then he remained a member of the Board of Directors.
Warnock for his significant contribution to the world of technology won several awards, such as the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama, the Computer Entrepreneur Award from the IEEE Computer Society, the American Electronics Association Medal of Achievement and the Marconi Award for his outstanding contribution to information science and communications.