Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has died.
Paul Allen's company Vulcan posted the news on Twitter saying, it is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Paul G Allen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts.
All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss today.
There was also a link to a lengthier post that explains Mr. Allen died on October 15th due to complications of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 65.
He was diagnosed with the disease in 1982.
Valcan's post also included a timeline counting Mr. Allen's many accomplishments.
In 1975, Allen co-founded Microsoft with BIll Gates.
In a statement, Gates said he was heartbroken by the passing of one of his oldest and dearest friends.
Mr. Allen officially left Microsoft in 1983.
He was also a sports fan purchasing the Portland Trailblazers in 1988 and then the Seattle Seahawks in 1997.
His reason for purchasing the Seahawks, Was to prevent the team from relocating to California.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall said that Allen was the driving force behind keeping the NFL in the Pacific Northwest.
Outside tech and sports, Mr. Allen wanted to improve the world.
In 2014, he pledged $100 million to stop Ebola in West Africa.
Allen once said, those fortunate to achieve great wealth should put it to work for the good of humanity.
To read more about the life of Paul Allen, visit CNET.com.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar.
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