Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65; creative programmer was ‘the idea man’

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

In this 1978 file photo provided by Microsoft, the 11 people who started Microsoft Corp., are photographed in Albuquerque, N.M., just prior to moving the company to the Seattle area. Shown, top row from left, are: Steve Wood, Bob Wallace and Jim Lane; second row, Bob O’Rear, Bob Greenberg, March McDonald and Gordon Letwin; and front row, Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood and Paul Allen.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Bill Gates and Paul Allen relocated Microsoft to Bellevue, Wash., in 1979. Allen died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 65 on Oct. 15, 2018.

 (Barry Wong / Seattle Times)
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, left, is joined by Bill Gates as they cheer on the Blazers against the Utah Jazz during NBA playoff action in Portland, Ore. on May 27, 1999. Allen, billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen holds the the Vince Lombardi Trophy after NFL Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2, 2014. The Seahawks won 43-8. Allen died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, founder of SpaceShipOne, at a news conference to mark the donation of SpaceShipOne to the National Air and Space Museum on Oct. 5, 2005, in Washington, D.C. SpaceShipOne was the first privately built and piloted vehicle to reach space.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen performs at an election night victory party in Seattle on June 18, 1997.

 (Elaine Thompson / Assocaited Press)
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, left, chats with Portland Trail Blazers owner and former business partner Paul Allen during a game between the Trail Blazers and Seattle SuperSonics in Seattle on March 11, 2003.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen celebrates after NFL Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J.

 (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

The Octopus, anchored off Villefranche, France, in June 2004, is the $250-million brainchild of Paul Allen. The 414-foot yacht has seven decks, two helicopter pads, a swimming pool, a basketball court and an infirmary, among other amenities.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen at Seattle Seahawks headquarters in Kirkland, Wash., on April 23, 1996. The eye of the team logo peers over his shoulder.

 (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, right, jams with the Beatniks’ Bobby Beaulieu on June 18, 1997, after an election night watch party in Seattle.

 (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
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