Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Has Died at 65

The tech titan passed away of complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle.

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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen’s company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. Allen, who was an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft’s big break came in 1980,…