Seahawks, Blazers owner, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

The 65-year-old passed away in his hometown of Seattle.

Allen was a cofounder of Microsoft with Bill Gates at the company's inception in 1975, and the two had known each other since they were adolescents.

Allen succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"Rest In Peace to this handsome mind", Blazers player Evan Turner, whose team begins its regular season on Thursday, said on Instagram. Per Forbes, he'd donated $2.6 billion ― roughly 11 percent of his $20.3 billion net worth. He was the 44-richest person in the world and the 21-richest person in America.

Gates and Allen became billionaires when Microsoft was thrust onto the throne of technology.

Vulcan Inc. said there was no information yet on a funeral or memorial service.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, left, chats with Portland Trail Blazers owner and former business partner Paul Allen during aTrail Blazers game, March 11, 2003.

Carroll tweeted on Monday afternoon that he was "deeply saddened" by Allen's passing.

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Allen was regarded as a fairly hands-off owner of the Seahawks, publicly present for a handful games a year - and at celebrations for major championships - but generally giving the team a budget and the letting those in charge handle football matters.

But he had ceased to be on the cutting edge of software development by the early 1980s.

He also owned Portland's Moda Center, Seattle's Cinerama Theater and London's Hospital Club, which is planning a Los Angeles branch. Vulcan's investment arm, Vulcan Capital invested in companies such as Redfin, Flipkart, Spotify, Uber, TrueCar, and Waterpik. He also cofounded Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Music Project) and Everett's Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum.

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Paul Gardner Allen was born on January 21, 1953, in Seattle to Kenneth and Faye Allen. According to the Seahawks website, pledged $30 million in 2017 to help the homeless crisis in Seattle.

"Personal computing would not have existed without him", Gates said, adding that Allen "channeled his intellect and compassion" into a "improving people's lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world".

Allen's plans for the Seahawks' future after his death were not publicly divulged.

"My brother was a remarkable individual on every level", his sister Jody said in a statement. "Our league is better for Paul Allen having been a part of it and the entire NFL sends its deepest condolences to Paul's family and to the Seahawks organization".



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