Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65, Suffers Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65, Suffers Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65, Suffers Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen has died following a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen has died from complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.

“Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern,” Jody Allen, Paul Allen’s sister said in a statement. “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.”

Janet Greenlee, director of philanthropic communications at Vulcan, Allen’s investment company, confirmed Allen’s death Monday.

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Allen announced two weeks ago his non-Hodgkins Lymphoma was back nine years after he was first treated for the disease. Allen wrote in a blog post that he had begun undergoing treatment and planned to fight it “aggressively.”

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the white blood cells.

In 1975, Allen, who was employed at Honeywell, co-founded Microsoft with his friend Bill Gates, who was a sophomore at Harvard.

Allen has owned the Seahawks since 1997. He also owns the Portland Trailblazers and holds a minority ownership in the Seattle Sounders FC.

Also known for his work in the community, Allen’s philanthropic contributions exceed $2 billion, according to his website.

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