Co-founder of Microsoft died on Monday at the age of 65, the company said in its official Twitter account. The death of Paul Allen, who fought lymphoma, was further confirmed by his sister, Jody Allen, and one of the companies he founded, Vulcan Inc.
Allen founded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates. In 1983, he resigned from the company's management when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, Globo said. In 2009 he fought against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which returned earlier this month, something he himself announced on Twitter.
"Paul Allen's contribution to our company, industry and community is indispensable," said Satya Nadella, Microsoft's top official, in the company's Twitter profile. "As a co-founder of Microsoft, it has created magical products, experiences, and settings in a discrete and persistent way, and has changed the world, and I have learned so much from him – the questions, his curiosity and the pursuit of higher standards will help me and all of us. continue to inspire at Microsoft.Our feelings are with Paul's family and loved ones.Rest in peace. "
Allen, like his childhood friend Bill Gates, has become a philanthropist and has donated everything like € 1.7 billion for humanitarian action in several areas, such as support for homeless people, oceans and scientific research. says the Guardian.
Paul Allen, a sports fan, owned or had percentages of the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle-sent clubs, basketball, football and soccer respectively.