Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft died on Monday in Seattle. He was 65.The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family said in a statement.
Allen had been suffering from the disease as it had been recurring for years.
He left Microsoft in the early 1980s, after the cancer first appeared, and, using his enormous wealth, went on to make a powerful impact on Seattle life through his philanthropy and his ownership of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks ensuring that it would remain in the city.
Allen was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after being treated for Hodgkin’s disease back in 1982. He died this week from complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He will be remembered for his charitable work that has changed the world and his early influence on Microsoft.