Paul Allen’s passions propelled him as he pioneered new ideas that touched people across the globe. Though he made his name as the co-founder of Microsoft, his reach went far beyond technology, spanning space and deep sea exploration, music festivals and brain science. His efforts to improve the world resonated with countless individuals, groups and communities. Many have shared memories of Paul and his lasting impact.
Paul deserved more time in life. He would have made the most of it. I will miss him tremendously. https://t.co/npPAjGCCsc
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) October 16, 2018
RIP to my dear friend (& killer guitar player) Paul Allen. Your genius & generosity has & will forever be felt by mankind.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) October 15, 2018
Paul Allen was of course a brilliant technologist & leaves a huge legacy in business and sports. But his unabashed enthusiasm for Jimi Hendrix, showing how a “tech guy” could deeply love music, left as big an impression on me as anything Microsoft ever did. I’m thankful for that.
— Anil Dash (@anildash) October 15, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of Paul Allen, who was a strong advocate for environmental protection. He and the team at Vulcan played a pivotal role in developing the Shark Conservation Fund alongside LDF. His legacy lives on via his incredible work as a philanthropist and investor.
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) October 16, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the sudden news of Paul Allen's death. Paul had a heartfelt passion for elephants and dedicated a significant part of his enormous intellectual and financial power to conservation. He will be sorely missed. https://t.co/ijcpzAmPol #PaulAllen #Vulcan pic.twitter.com/mTHY1wyOp5
— Save the Elephants (@ste_kenya) October 16, 2018
Girl Rising has lost a friend. Paul Allen, the founder of @VulcanInc, believed in creating a better world through storytelling. His vision, support and that of his company were and are a driving force in the creation of GR. The news of his passing deeply saddens us. @VulcanFilms pic.twitter.com/29tRlHDVkI
— Girl Rising (@girlrising) October 17, 2018
Sad day to hear of #PaulAllen passing this Earth. Never knew him forever impressed with his vision— spring the commercial spaceflight revolution we are witnessing now. When #StarTrek arrives, they should name a starship for him, he got it all started with the @xprize. RIP! pic.twitter.com/OBJnp8vjYv
— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) October 16, 2018
We have lost a friend and a giant. Mr. Allen, thank you for your extraordinary vision, your abundant generosity and for believing in all of us. By your example, you made us all better, kinder. May you Rest In Peace. Go Hawks! pic.twitter.com/qcRUt3ko6j
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 16, 2018
A tribute to Paul with love from the Rose City 🌹❤️ pic.twitter.com/EGNPaHOr2K
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 16, 2018