Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates at age 22.
He had tweeted two weeks ago, announcing that the disease, which he battled in 2009 had returned.
He wrote ;
“Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned.
I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge,”
His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends… Personal computing would not have existed without him.”