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Paul Allen, Co-Founder Of Microsoft, Dies At 65

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, died on Monday from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Allen, 65, announced earlier this month that he had been diagnosed with the disease after he overcame the same type of cancer nine years ago.

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— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 15, 2018

Allen also founded Vulcan Inc. which is an organization that calls itself “the engine behind philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allens network of organizations and initiatives.”

His family released a statement on Monday afternoon.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” his family said. “Pauls 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.”

(FILES) Dated May 26, 2000 filed photo shows Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates (C) and Paul Allen (L) watches the third game of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: GEORGE FREY/AFP/Getty Images)

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 was also the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. At the time of his death, Forbes estimated his net worth was more than $20 billion.

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