Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen dies aged 65

By Opta
Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen

New York, October 16: Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen died at the age of 65.

Allen died on Monday (October 15) in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

He announced that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned at the beginning of October, nine years after he first battled the disease.

Allen's sister, Jody, said in a statement he was "a remarkable individual on every level."

"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," she said.

"For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day."

Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has owned NBA franchise the Trail Blazers since 1988 and the NFL's Seahawks since 1996.

Allen's Vulcan Sports & Entertainment is part of the ownership team of MLS outfit Seattle Sounders, a franchise that started in 2009 at CenturyLink Field — a stadium also controlled by Allen.

Once his cancer returned, Allen stepped down as the CEO of Microsoft to focus on his treatment.

According to the latest rankings by Forbes, Allen was the 44th-richest person in the world with a net worth of approximately $20.2billion.

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 4:50 [IST]
    Other articles published on Oct 16, 2018
    POLLS
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more