Co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has passed away on Monday from complications with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. According to his family, he passed away in Seattle at the age of 65.
Allen, who owned the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, announced on October 2 that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma had returned after being treated in 2009.
Jody Allen, Allen's sister, issued a statement regarding her brother's passing.
"My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,"the statement reads. "Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us -- and so many others -- we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day."
After announcing the disease had returned, he shared on his website that his doctors were optimistic about seeing results from the latest therapies.
Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates also released a statement in honor of his dear friend, “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him."
"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," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.
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