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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

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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 sports and music.

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Allen was 65, his investment firm Vulcan said in a statement announcing his death.

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He died in Seattle from complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma two weeks after he said he was being treated for the disease.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, like the less-common Hodgkin’s disease, is a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Allen founded Microsoft (MSFT) with Bill Gates in 1975, several years after the two met as fellow students at a private school in Seattle. Allen left the company in 1982 after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s diseasse
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