Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, passes away at age 65 on Monday, October 15 in Seattle. He suffered from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma according to a statement given by his family.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma originates in the lymphatic system; this cancer spread throughout the body. Tumors are developed from a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes.
Reports say, Paul Allen had been treated in 2009, and the disease came back two weeks ago which was announced earlier this month. His passing is a loss in the lives of many especially his family and friends. Paul Allen is a philanthropist and a good man by nature. He has shared his talent and wealth to the city of Seattle giving back to the people whom he calls home.
Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft. He and Bill Gates met in their teenage years in Seattle while attending the private Lakeside School. They started sharing their knowledge and interests. In college, Paul Allen went to Washington State University, and Bill Gates went to Harvard University. They both dropped out from college and moved to Albuquerque and Seattle.
Before Microsoft happened, like many other stories, they also went through a lot. Paul Allen left Microsoft in the 1980s after knowing that he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His relationship with Bill Gates also went down which also urged him to move the team. He remained with the board until the year 2000 and continued in philanthropy in Seattle. For many years after Microsoft, he has partnered with non-profit organizations and groups who focused on science and technology, education, environment and arts based on records. He also funded to research organizations named Allen Institute for Brain Science and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Aside from research and education funding, he also made a move on ending violence against animals and all throughout his remaining years, Mr. Allen has fulfilled the life of purpose on helping out the society. He has been Seattle’s support in many areas such as entertainment and sports. Indeed, he is a man of wealth and strength.
Thank you for your heart to serve Seattle and the nations. Your story in changing the world will surely be shared to the future generations, Mr. Paul G. Allen.