Microsoft co-founder dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He died on Monday at the age of 65./COURTESY

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65.

Paul died on Monday due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a type of cancer.

Paul’s company Vulcan Inc announced that he died in Seattle on Monday afternoon.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Paul G Allen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts. All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss today,” wrote Vulcan Inc on their official twitter handle.

Following Allen’s passing, his fellow Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said “He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come.”

Barely two weeks ago, Allen revealed that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that he was treated for in 2009 had returned.

According to the INQUIRER Allen was first diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in 1982 and resigned from Microsoft the following year. He retained his share of ownership and became a billionaire when the company went public in 1986.

Allen was among the wealthiest people in the world, ranked no.44 on the Forbes list of billionaires in 2018.

Allen and Gates founded Microsoft in 1975

He was also an avid sports fan, owning both the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team and Seattle Seahawks NFL team.