Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died of cancer at 65, CNBC reported.

Allen died Monday in Seattle of complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said. His sister, Jody, said he was “a remarkable individual on every level.”

“Paul’s life was diverse and lived with gusto. It reflected his myriad interests in technology, music and the arts, biosciences and artificial intelligence, conservation and in the power of shared experience – in a stadium or a neighborhood – to transform individual lives and whole communities,” Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf said in a statement. “Paul loved Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The impact of Paul’s efforts can be seen here at every turn. But the true impact of his vision and generosity is evident around the globe.”

Allen said on Twitter on Oct. 1 that he had recently learned of the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and planned to fight it aggressively.

He said there have been advances in medicine since he overcame the disease nearly a decade ago.

Allen owned the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers.

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