Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has passed away. He battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was 65 years old. His personal Twitter account confirmed the breaking news.
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 15, 2018
In addition to helping engineer one of the largest tech companies in the world, Allen was owner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.
We miss you.
We thank you.
We love you. pic.twitter.com/rxkn1IjJ0R
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 15, 2018
Allen announced at the beginning of October that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma had returned. He maintained his role with the Seahawks and Trail Blazers despite the diagnosis. Allen could be categorized as an involved owner too. He met with Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard last January to discuss the direction of the team.
In 1975 Paul Allen, along with Bill Gates, founded one of the largest and most powerful tech companies in the world, Microsoft. Allen left the company in 1983 when he was first diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a form of blood cancer.