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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died today of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he was 65. Aside from founding Microsoft Paul Allen followed his passion for flight and WWII History. He founded the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum to preserve the great machines of WWII.
Paul Allen also was responsible for discovering several sunken WWII vessels including the USS Lexington and the USS Juneau with teams from Vulcan Inc. Paul Allen saw beyond the deepest seas and the highest skies as he prepared to towards the reaches of space with Stratolaunch the world’s biggest plane. Sadly, he did not live long enough to see his final dream take flight.
“While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern.”
– Joldy Allen (Sister of Paul Allen)
He was one of the 50 richest people on earth but used his wealth as a philanthropy source for education and the greater good. His contributions stretched far and wide to make the world a better place. For Paul Allen, this is not death this is immortality as your legacy continues to live on.