Paul Allen, longtime owner of the Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks, has passed away at the age of 65, his family announced in a statement.
Allen passed away from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had just announced the cancer’s return earlier this month.
In a statement, Allen’s sister, Jody, said: “My brother 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.”
Allen had recovered from the same cancer nine years ago before it returned. Upon it’s return, Allen said in a statement:
“I am very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and friends. And I’ve appreciated the support of everyone on the teams and in the broader community in the past, and count on that support now as I fight this challenge.
Go Seahawks! Go Blazers!”
Allen has owned the Trail Blazers since 1988 and the Seahawks since 1996.