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Co-founder of Microsoft dies of cancer.


Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died on Monday afternoon in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a statement from his family said.

Allen was a childhood friend of Bill Gates, and together, the two started Microsoft in 1975. He left the company in 1983 while being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and remained a board member with the company through 2000. He was first treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009, before seeing it go into remission.

It has been confirmed by his family to have died on Monday afternoon. He was 65.

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