WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Billionaire tech mogul Paul Allen’s cause of death was revealed to be an agonizingly painful condition, according to his birth certificate.
- The Microsoft co-founder announced three weeks ago that his cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, returned after being in remission for about ten years.
- Allen was worth $20 billion during the time of his death.
American business magnate Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and NFL team Seattle Seahawks owner, died on October 15. According to reports, the billionaire has announced in September that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma returned. The cancer had been in remission for about ten years.
However, according to a copy of his death certificate which was obtained by TMZ, the tech mogul died from septic shock. Medical News Today described septic shock as a condition that’s notoriously agonizing and include symptoms such as “severe muscle pain and general discomfort.”
Allen passed away just three weeks after publicizing that his cancer had returned.
Our body produces natural chemicals to fight infection but sometimes when they back-fire and get into the bloodstream, it can lead to severe inflammation. During septic shock, the blood pressure becomes alarmingly low and usually does not respond to fluid replacement.
Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975 alongside Bill Gates. The billionaire owned the NFL team Seattle Seahawks and NBA team Portland Trailblazers. The business mogul had no wife and children. He was reportedly worth $20 billion during his death.
The tech industry and its CEOs mourned his death on social media.
“Our industry has lost a pioneer and our world has lost a force for good,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote on Twitter while Amazon owner Jeff Bezos praised Allen’s “passion for invention.”
Bezos also tweeted that Allen “was relentless to the end.”
Source: New York Post