It is with great sadness that we have to report the announcement of Paul Allen's death.
At this time, we are asking our readers to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. Thousands of people have poured out their condolences to the family over multiple social media platforms. Will you join us in praying for the family?
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has passed away from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Monday afternoon, according to "CNBC." He died in Seattle at the age of 65 years old. Allen's Vulcan Inc. shared the news on it's Twitter page.
"While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us, he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend," Allen's sister, Jody, said in a statement.
"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," she continued.
Allen was ranked one of the wealthiest persons in the world. On Monday, he was ranked 44th on Forbes' 2018 list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of $20 billion.
Besides his philanthropic efforts with Vulcan, and his tech company Microsoft, Allen owned two sports teams: the NFL Seattle Seahawks and the NBA Portland Trailblazers. Aside from his business savvy side, he was also a musician. He was a guitarist who occasionally played alongside celebrity musicians like Mick Jagger and Bono.
Bill Gates said in a statement that, "He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come," according to "ABC."
Will you join us in praying for the Allen family?