Technology, political, business and Hollywood stars and moguls turned out Sunday evening for a private memorial service honoring Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died last week.

“Hundreds of Silicon Valley’s elite” attended, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Amid extraordinarily tight security, mourners gathered at Stanford University’s Memorial Church in Palo Alto, Calif.

It was unclear when the event started or how many were in attendance but reporters saw dozens of people walking from a church to another building. Soft music could be heard coming from there later.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, mourners included Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch, and former Vice President Al Gore,who is an Apple board member.

Others seen entering the church according to the newspaper were Ron Conway, a prominent tech angel investor; Intuit chairman and longtime Jobs confidante Bill Campbell; and Adobe co-founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock.

“Their presence was intriguing given that Jobs had waged an open battle with Adobe in recent years and threatened the San Jose software company’s future by decreeing some Apple products would no longer support Adobe’s Flash graphics software,” the newspaper said of the Adobe executives’ presence.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor Tim Allen also attended.

Apple spokesman Todd Wilder told reporters the event was private and he couldn’t release any details about it. Stanford has also declined comment.

Earlier, guards directed the handful of reporters to a parking lot several hundred yards away from Stanford’s Memorial Church where the service was held.

Additional personnel behind steel barricades allowed only a smattering of vehicles to enter the area.

Jobs was the mastermind behind popular gadgets such as the iPhone and iPad. He died Oct. 5 at age 56 after struggling for years with pancreatic cancer.

Apple will have a company memorial service for Jobs on Wednesday. 

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