MI­CROSOFT’S PAUL ALLEN DIES AT 65

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Mi­crosoft Co-founder and noted phi­lan­thropist Paul Allen died at age 65 from com­pli­ca­tions of nonHodgkin’s lym­phoma. He was a child­hood friend of Bill Gates and the duo started Mi­crosoft in 1975, pi­o­neer­ing the PC in­dus­try. Allen left Mi­crosoft in 1983 to be­come an in­vestor through his com­pany Vul­can. He was also the owner of the Port­land Trail Blaz­ers and Seat­tle Sea­hawks. “Mi­crosoft would never have hap­pened with­out Paul,” said Gates, who shared some mem­o­ries of Allen.

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