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Paul Allen has died at the age of 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Before his untimely death, Paul Allen co-founded of Microsoft, he also lot’s of successful franchise like NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.
News of his passing was confirmed on the website of his media company, Vulcan Inc. It reads:
“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. Mr. Allen died on Monday afternoon, October 15, 2018, from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle. Mr. Allen was 65 years old.”
Allen’s Contribution to Personal Computers
Late Paul Allen have contributed so much to the daily lives of people.
Every Personal Computer(PC) in the world owes a level of gratitude to him. Allen along with Bill Gates in 1975 founded Microsoft, though the were yet to come up with the name. The two entrepreneurs started marketing a BASIC programming language interpreter. The name of the software “Micro-Soft” is credited to Allen. He came up with it. He was able to build software for personal computers which was his ambition.
Allen reached that goal by helping Microsoft acquire Q-DOS. Together, Gates and Allen transformed Q-DOS into MS-DOS, which eventually became the operating system installed on IBM’s personal computers. In total, Allen holds 43 patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Aside his contribution to personal computers, he was hugely involved in philanthropy. He was also a great lover of the American football. He single-handedly saved the Seattle Seahawks from moving to California by buying them in 1997.
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Battle With Cancer
Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1982, that is when it all began. After that Allen left his role at Microsoft. He overcame the disease after months of radiation. In 2000, Allen resigned from his board position at Microsoft, but remained with the company as a strategy consultant.
In 2009, Allen was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The disease was successfully treated until the cancer returned.
This year Allen announced on October 1st that the cancer he had defeated in 2009 had returned.
“I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result,” Allen posted on Twitter. “Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge.”
Sadly it took his life. Allen was estimated to be worth $20.3 billion upon his death.
His family made the announcement in a statement on Monday through his sister Jody Allen.
“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.
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.”
Microsoft also released a statement via twitter:
“Paul Allen’s contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quest and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world. I have learned so much from him – his inquisitiveness, curiosity and push for high standards is something that will continue to inspire me and all of us at Microsoft. Our hearts are with Paul’s family and loved ones. Rest in peace.”
Further information about any funeral or memorial services will be release as soon as they become available, Vulcan said.
His legacies will live on.
We at Infocontemporary.com wishes his family and friends the fortitude to bear this sad loss.