15 de out. de 2018 · Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday. He was an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who influenced many aspects of modern life — from technology and science to...
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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
He had revealed the disease's return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009.
He had said he and his doctors were "optimistic" about treatment.
His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: "I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends... Personal computing would not have existed without him."
In a statement confirming his death on Monday afternoon, his sister Jody described the businessman as a "remarkable individual on every level".
"Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends," the statement said.
Dave Lee, BBC North America technology reporter, San Francisco
I've spent Monday at the 25th anniversary of technology magazine Wired, an event celebrating the history of not just the magazine, but technology itself.
Paul Allen, who will be deeply missed by those here, was one of the industry's giants. His name would have been on Wired's pages many, many times.
Mr Allen had beaten cancer before, and he had appeared confident that he could beat it again. Those close to him said he was active, on emails at least, until the very end - offering advice, strategy and insight to the many, many people who looked to him for support.
Mr Allen didn't always have a great relationship with his co-founder, Bill Gates. The pair had a well-publicised row over stock ownership. But they shared an awful lot in common, first as children learning programming, and then as adults donating billions to philanthropic efforts.
Mr Allen's investment firm confirmed news of his death on Monday evening.
15 de out. de 2018 · Paul Allen, cofundador da , morreu nesta segunda-feira (15), nos Estados Unidos, aos 65 anos. Há duas semanas ele tinha anunciado, no Twitter, que tornava a lutar contra um linfoma não-Hodgkin ...
Allen was ranked as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes in 2018, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death. Allen quit from day-to-day work at Microsoft in early 1983 after a Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, remaining on its board as vice-chairman.