DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Paul Allen (aged 65)
Billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks
Paul Gardner Allen, 65, was an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. In August 2018, he was estimated to be the 46th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.2 billion.
DEATH: Allen was diagnosed with Stage 1-A Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1982. Although his cancer was successfully treated by several months of radiation therapy, Allen was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009. Likewise, the cancer was successfully treated until it returned in 2018, which ultimately caused his death by septic shock on October 15, 2018. He was 65 years old.