American business magnate, billionaire, a serial investor, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft Inc, Paul Allen dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer at age 65.
The American billionaire and technology genius Paul Allen dies On Monday, following the reemergence of complications arising from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On October 1, 2018, Allen had revealed via a tweet that his lymphoma had returned.
Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned. I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge. https://t.co/ZolxS8lni5
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 1, 2018
In 1975, Paul Allen alongside with Bill Gates founder Microsoft Inc, years after the two met as student-colleagues at a private school. A statement on his passing by Microsoft’s Satya Nadella through their official Twitter page read:
Statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the passing of Paul Allen: pic.twitter.com/1iLDLenLKz
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) October 15, 2018
His official Twitter page also announced the passing out of Paul Allen:
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 15, 2018
His company Vulcan Inc., announced his passing in a statement on Monday.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of @PaulGAllen, 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. https://t.co/OMLZ7ivvSD pic.twitter.com/Bfa8kK6Q8e
— Vulcan Inc. (@VulcanInc) October 15, 2018
Allen is also the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, Stratolaunch Systems, and founder of the Allen Institute and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.