Paul Allen, co-founder of tech giant Microsoft passed away on Monday, due to cancer of the lymphatic system. He was 65.
In a report by CNN business, Allen who also founded Vulcan Inc. died in Seattle two weeks after he said he was undergoing treatment for the disease referred to as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of @PaulGAllen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts. All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss today. https://t.co/OMLZ7ivvSD pic.twitter.com/Bfa8kK6Q8e
— Vulcan Inc. (@VulcanInc) October 15, 2018
Allen co-founded Microsoft together with Bill Gates in 1975. The two went on the same private school in Seattle.
Gates said in a released statement: “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen.”
“Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him,” he added.
Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 2013, recreating their classic 1981 photo: pic.twitter.com/zzvmlLxDho
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) October 15, 2018
Allen left Microsoft in 1982 after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.
(Photo source: globalnews.ca/ Twitter – @VulcanInc/ @JonErlichman)