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Blazers and Seahawks owner Paul Allen passes away at 65

By on October 16, 2018

Some sad news to share coming out of the west coast.

Paul Allen, the owner of the NBA”s Portland Trail Blazers and NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and part owner of MLS club Seattle Sounders, passed away on Monday due to complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65 at the time of his death.

He initially successfully battled through the disease in 2009, but announced just two weeks ago that it had returned, and the chance of overcoming it this time around was slim.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level,” said his sister Jody Allen in a statement.

“Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern,”

Allen helped co-found Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. He is also known for being the the founder and Chairman of Vulcan Inc., and his various philanthropic efforts towards Science and research, and the environment/conservation.

His net worth was approximately $20.3 billion at the time of his death, which made him the 46th wealthiest person in the world.

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