SEATTLE: The Co-Founder of Microsoft Paul Allen has passed away after two-week battle with relapsed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Paul announced earlier in October that the cancer of the lymphatic system for which he was being battled since 2009 had returned.
He wrote that Doctors were optimistic and that he intended to fight the disease.
Paul Allen passed away in Seattle on Monday afternoon, His Investment firm Vulcan confirmed the news in a statement.
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 15, 2018
“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level,” his sister Jody Allen said in a statement on behalf of his family. “He was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tweets on the dismissal of Paul Allen
Statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the passing of Paul Allen: pic.twitter.com/1iLDLenLKz
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) October 15, 2018
Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 2013, recreating their classic 1981 photo: pic.twitter.com/zzvmlLxDho
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) October 15, 2018
He was the owner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, and part-owner of the MLS team Seattle Sounders FC. He was also a patron of arts and education.