Paul Allen, Co-Founder Of Microsoft, Has Passed Away

One of the most important people in the tech industry has sadly passed away.

Paul Allen, who co-created Microsoft with partner Bill Gates back in 1975, passed away at the age of 65 due to “complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”

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Microsoft released a statement on his passing, taking to Twitter with the following:

“Paul Allen’s contributions to our company, our industry and our community are indispensable.

“As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world.

“I have learned so much from him – his inquisitiveness, curiosity and push for high standards is something that will continue to inspire me and all of us at Microsoft.

“Our hearts are with Paul’s family and loved ones. Rest in peace. – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.”

Mourners of Allen have commented on the post asking for Microsoft to consider building a museum dedicated to the tech wizard, with one user writing:

“Upon the passing of @PaulGAllen, I wonder if @Microsoft has considered building a Microsoft Museum near their founding location in Albuquerque.

“The museum could also cover the history of science & technology in New Mexico, ie. MITS & @Intel. Good idea @BillGates & @SatyaNadella?”

Allen was first treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma back in 2009, but sadly lost his third battle to the cancer earlier this week.

Allen wasn’t just known for his seminal role in the creation of Microsoft, but also for his philanthropy and charity donations. He also had a great love for sports, and owned the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers.

In a statement, Bill Gates has said he’s been left “heartbroken” by Allen’s passing.