Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65


Allen came up with the name Micro-Soft when working with former classmate Gates and they founded the company in 1975, though Allen left in 1982 due to illness.

"Paul Allen stands as a giant in Washington history for the genius vision that was so important to creating Microsoft with Bill Gates", Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement.

In 1996, Allen added the Seattle Seahawks to his portfolio for $200 million.

"Paul loved Seattle and the Pacific Northwest".

"My brother was a remarkable individual on every level", Allen's sister, Jody, said in a statement. "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".

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In recent years, Allen's philanthropic efforts were widely recognized in his hometown and across the world. The impact of Paul's efforts can be seen here at every turn. He was first diagnosed when he was CEO of Microsoft.

The decision thrust Microsoft onto the throne of technology and the two Seattle-natives became billionaires.

The statement showed the diversity of Allen's interests, as it was made on behalf of the company; Allen's two sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers; Stratolaunch Systems, a firm designing an air-based space-launch system; and two non-profits: the Allen Institute, a bioscience research organization, and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, which focuses on providing free data and tools to AI researchers. "Seattle is dotted with the results of his philanthropy and investments, from the unbelievable work of the Allen Institute for Brain Science to the preservation of the world-class Cinerama movie theater".

Allen was a huge music fan, especially of Jimi Hendrix, and founded The Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle.