To the world, Paul Allen was a brilliant visionary who revolutionized the way we learn, communicate and interact with the people and technology around us. He never settled for less, never took the easy road and never missed an opportunity to strive for the extraordinary. The force of his vision and leadership has left the world an immeasurably better place.
But behind his larger-than-life persona, to us, Paul Allen was a dear friend and colleague. His quick wit kept us on our toes, his generosity continually inspired and his friendship was a gift and comfort that we will always treasure.
We are heartbroken by his death, but we are comforted by the incredible legacy that he leaves behind. The world lost a luminary today, but his light shines on.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, who are in our thoughts and prayers.