New York: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on Monday at 65 years of age after fighting cancer.
This is stated in a published statement of the investment company Vulcan, founded by Allen.
“In October, Allen announced that he was suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, with which he fought back in 2009. For a while, the disease receded, but then returned,” the statement said.
Allen founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. After he was first diagnosed with lymphoma, Allen was forced to leave the company. He retained control of a large stake in the corporation and continued to engage in active public activities. Allen regularly donated money to charity programs, sponsored research and founded the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.