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.
Born: January 21, 1953 (age 65 years), Died October 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Net worth: 20.3 billion USD (2018)
Residence: Mercer Island, Washington, U.S
“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.”
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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.