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

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Allen started Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. The pair met in grade school and founded their company after writing the original BASIC interpreter for the Altair 8800.

The late tech billionaire, was a philanthropist and the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009.

He led a deal to buy Tim Paterson’s Quick and Dirty Operating System in 1980, helping his company land a deal to supply DOS for IBM’s first PCs.

Paul founded Vulcan Inc. in 1986 to manage his wide-ranging business activities and philanthropic efforts. Allen founded the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Stratolaunch Systems and the Allen Institute. He also owned the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers.

As co-founded of US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s.Allen worth $20.3 billion before his death, according to Forbes.

He founded Allen Institutes for Artificial Intelligence, Brain Science and Cell Science to advance computing and medicine, and the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group has backed cutting-edge bioscience concepts.has backed environmental and anti-Ebola initiatives.