Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen has dies at the age of 65. The computer genius was said to have suffered complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma before he died on Monday.
Allen made his fortune alongside school friend Bill Gates, after they co-founded technology giant Microsoft in 1975.
Bill Gates while expressing his sadness said “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends… Personal computing would not have existed without him.”
He left the company in 1983 after been diagnosed of the blood cancer Hodgkin’s disease, but recovered to become a successful venture capitalist with his media and communications investment firm, Vulcan that he set up in 1986.