Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul G. Allen, has died of cancer aged 65. He breathed his last in Seattle, Washington yesterday. Paul had helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle into a cultural destination.

He left Microsoft in 1982 after cancer first appeared. He was a philanthropist and also the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Portland Trail Blazers, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and had a stake in Seattle’s Sounders soccer team.

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