Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead At 65
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. The announcement was made by Vulcan, Inc. on Monday on behalf of his family.
In a statement, Allen’s sister Jody said:
“While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.”
Allen had revealed earlier this month that he started treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – the same type of cancer he had overcome nine years ago.
According to Forbes, Paul Allen was the 44th richest person in the world with a net worth of more than $20 billion. He was the owner of NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.