Microsoft Co-Founder Succumbs to Cancer, Dies at 65

Published October 17th, 2018 - 03:26 GMT
Besides co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, he founded various technology firms and institutes such as the Allen Institute and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. (AFP)
Besides co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, he founded various technology firms and institutes such as the Allen Institute and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. (AFP)

Microsoft Corporation co-founder Paul Allen died Monday at age 65, according to a statement released by one of his companies.

Vulcan Inc. said Allen passed away in Seattle, Washington due to complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer affecting the immune system.

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“It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our founder Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts,” said the statement by Vulcan, his investment firm.

Besides co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, he founded various technology firms and institutes such as the Allen Institute and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.


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