Fidelity bank banner Atiku Obi Campaign banner Newsexpress banner Camano banner
Microsoft co-founder succumbs to cancer

By News Express on 16/10/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 581

Paul Allen
Paul Allen

Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft has died at 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system.

His family made the obituary announcement in a statement on Monday through his sister Jody Allen.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.

“Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.”

Allen was also owner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers

He announced on October 1st that the cancer he had defeated in 2009 had returned.

“I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result,” Allen posted on Twitter.

“Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge.”

Born in Seattle, Allen attended Washington State University for two years before dropping out to co-found Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates, a friend of his from high school.

Allen, who left Microsoft in 1983, set up investment firm Vulcan Inc in 1986 to manage his multibillion-dollar portfolio.

“Paul Allen’s contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable,” Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in a statement.

“As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world.”

Allen, who ranked 44th on Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of billionaires with a $20.5 billion fortune, was a major benefactor in Seattle, funding everything from libraries and universities to brain research.

His investments include ownership stakes in several professional sports teams, including the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer. NAN

Source News Express

Posted 16/10/2018 05:18:07 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Chelsea back from the dead, overcome PSG to...

LEAKED: Plans to exhume and rebury Prophet Mohamed’s...

5,000 denounce idol worship in Anambra community

Panama Papers: Protesters demand resignation of British Prime...

New Minimum Wage: National Assembly ready, waiting for...

Atiku’s wife showers gifts on orphans

Controversial lawmaker Abdulmunin Jibrin advises President Buhari to...

210 perish as Boko Haram besieges 4 Borno...

Leadership changes hands at Ecobank Nigeria

Open Letter to Governor Samuel Ioraer(nyi) Ortom: Focus...

Jigawa to organise mass wedding for divorcees, widows...

Nigeria aiming to be among world’s 16 largest...

 

Latest News Gunshots end Abia Governorship Debate •How opposition candidates rattled Ikpeazu Labour rejects N27,000 minimum wage 2019 Polls: ICPC, INEC partner to curb vote buying NCDC declares Lassa fever outbreak Atiku, Obi, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Secondus, Governors, Ministers storm Owerri as PDP Presidential Campaign train lands in South East Tinubu bombs Obasanjo, says ex-president an expert election rigger We don’t discriminate in project execution — Okowa •Takes PDP campaign to Ogbe-Ijaw, Otor-Udu Ekiti Govt. sacks Varsity VC, other indicted heads of institutions •Full List of members of newly appointed Governing Councils 2019: INEC to use donkeys, canoes during 2019 election Unwholesome practices: Reps summons acting PenCom DG Dahir-Umar Gov. Ortom replaces 6 suspended LG chairmen Sanwo-Olu secures $5 billion trade commitment from Swiss investors

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (441,966 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (400,731 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (334,461 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (287,481 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (252,749 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (231,730 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (215,935 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (197,215 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (184,410 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (172,805 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (170,272 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (156,173 views)

 

JAMB 2019 Reg

CBN banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,975) Business Verdict (55) Columnists (985) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (580) Features (704) Global Business Monitor (314) International (3,009) Interview (170) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (151) Maggie's Blog (122) News (42,601) Opinion (1,180) Pidgin (16) Politics (8,868) Religion (942) Sports (1,870) Stock Watch (36) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera