Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65


    Last Updated: 15 Oct 2018 at 21:28



    Microsoft is mourning the passing of Paul Allen, a renowned philanthropist and business leader who co-founded the company more than four decades ago. He was 65.

    Allen died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a statement from Vulcan Inc. on behalf of the Allen family, Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Network.

    In a written statement, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted Allen’s huge impact on technology and much more:

    “Paul Allen’s contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world. I have learned so much from him – his inquisitiveness, curiosity and push for high standards are something that will continue to inspire me and all of us at Microsoft.

    “Our hearts are with Paul’s family and loved ones. Rest in peace.”

    An archival photo of Allen can be downloaded here.


    Source: Microsoft mourns the passing of co-founder Paul Allen - The Official Microsoft Blog

    See also: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's statement on the passing of Paul Allen - The Official Microsoft Blog


    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    15 Oct 2018


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    When I first heard this news earlier, I was very sad. RIP!!!!!
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    I was sad as well, RIP Paul.
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    I live in Portland, and his ownership of the Blazer's have made him, an almost, second father to the city. His influence was always present but never pushed upon Portlander's. We complained about him, like children do their parents. He will most assuredly be missed. Godspeed Dad.
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    He was a good man. My deepest sympathies.
    What did Gates have to say, if anything?
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    RIP.. good man who will be missed.
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    Thank you for posting that, Shawn.
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