Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

News Staff

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family.

Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he 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,” she said in a statement. “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.”

Allen, longtime CEO of Microsoft, also ranked among the world’s wealthiest individuals. As of Monday afternoon, he ranked 21st on Forbes’ list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion.