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    (FILES) In this file photo taken on May 8, 2008 Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, arrives at Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World dinner in New York.

    Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at Age of 65

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    American business magnate and investor Paul Gardner Allen died at the age of 65, Vulcan Inc. announced on behalf of the Allen family.

    The privately held company Vulcan Inc., which was founded by the US investor and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced on behalf of the Allen family that the business magnate died at the age of 65.

    According to the company, Paul Allen died on Monday afternoon from complications of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma — which is a blood cancer — in Seattle.

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    Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft Corporation with Bill Gates in 1975. He was reported to be the 46th-richest person in the world. The Vulcan Inc., founded and headed by the investor, manages his business and philanthropic efforts. Allen was also a founder of several science institutes and a space transportation venture.

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