Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder & Owner of Seahawks, Trail Blazers, Dies at 65

By ,     Oct. 15 2018
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and chaired Vulcan Inc., died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.
Allen owned the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers teams.
His sister Jody said in a statement to CNBC, 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. 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 issued a statement, saying, “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.”
Allen was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009 and recently tweeted that it had returned.

Paul Allen          @PaulGAllen

Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned. I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge. 

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tweeted, “Paul was a truly wonderful, bright and inspiring person.”


  1. I am quite sure Allen was not perfect but he and Gates changed the World for the Good in so many ways and then additionally he provided North West Sports Fans with a lot in the way of Viewing Entertainment he should be thanked and respected.

    Then of course his Philanthropy with The PAUL Allen Family Foundation and His other Causes provided many with opportunity and support.



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