Paul Allen, Microsoft cofounder dies of cancer at 65

16 Oct 2018_campuscad

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The Microsoft billionaire co-founder Paul Allen died at the age of 65 due to complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Paul Allen and Bill Gates founded the Microsoft back in 1975 but Paul left the company in 1983 and remains on the board till 2000.

Vulcan Inc. first announced the death of the Paul Allen. Through Vulcan, Allen was working on philanthropy and also support to the AI development at Microsoft research.Amazon ad

Paul Allen also owns 2 professional sport teams the NFL Seattle Seahawks and NBA Portland Trailblazers.

What Bill Gates said?

“I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.

Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Allen made “indispensible” contributions to Microsoft and the technology industry. Nadella also said he learned a lot from Allen and will continue to be inspired by him.

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