Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder was announced dead by Bill Gates his partner and his sister Jody on Monday afternoon from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle at the age of 65
According to reports from BBC News, Paul Allen had revealed the disease after previously being treated in 2009, returned two weeks ago and added that he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment.
In a statement confirming his death, Jody described Paul as a “remarkable individual on every level”.
“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,” the statement said.
The businessman together with his school friend, Bill Gates, made wealth after they co-founded technology giant Microsoft in 1975.
“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,” said Bill Gates.
“He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come. I will miss him tremendously.”
Before his demise, Paul was estimated as the 46th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion, comprising 100 million Microsoft shares.