Rockers and Music Icons Remember Late Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen (1953-2018)

Rockers and Music Icons Remember Late Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen (1953-2018)

On Monday afternoon, word broke that Paul Allen, one of the co-founders of Microsoft (alongside Bill Gates) had passed away at the age of 65 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

His death made waves in the rock and roll community, and with good reason: among other career achievements, Allen helped create the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle (where a memorial Chris Cornell statue was unveiled recently), was a practicing guitarist (releasing an album in 2013 with the help of Nancy and Ann Wilson, Ivan Neville, Chrissie Hynde and more), owned professional sports teams the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC and much more.

As news of his passing spread across the internet, musicians and industry icons shared their condolences to a man they considered a hero, peer, friend and difference maker.

May Paul Allen rest in peace.

One Response to "Rockers and Music Icons Remember Late Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen (1953-2018)"

  1. Jake Gerbe   October 16, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I have a huge regret in that I didn’t have time to visit Paul’s museum of all things that rock the boat ,while in Seattle last year. Seldom do you hear of a man that was straightout a good ,giving ,and ethical person. He was also a great guitar player. RIP …

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