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Social media reacts to Paul Allen’s death. ‘Thank you so much for your many contributions’

Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, the owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers and co-founder of Microsoft, died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.
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Paul Allen, the owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers and co-founder of Microsoft, died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.

An outpouring of love and and support has gone out to Paul Allen in the news of his passing on Monday afternoon.

From the NFL to the NBA and the world as a whole has shown nothing but love and respect to a man of many talents.

Former Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck had some words to say on Monday Night Countdown.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ESPN&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/Hasselbeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Hasselbeck</a>, who was the <a href="https://twitter.com/Seahawks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Seahawks</a> QB for 10 years, offered his comments a short time ago on the passing of Paul Allen. <a href="https://t.co/zbJjO07IBQ">pic.twitter.com/zbJjO07IBQ</a></p>&mdash; bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) <a href="https://twitter.com/bhofheimer_espn/status/1051968708162281472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Seahawks players, fresh off a victory over the Oakland Raiders expressed their thoughts on the passing of Paul Allen

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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! <a href="https://t.co/qcRUt3ko6j">pic.twitter.com/qcRUt3ko6j</a></p>&mdash; Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) <a href="https://twitter.com/DangeRussWilson/status/1051991074225283072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you for being you, <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaulGAllen</a>. Grateful I had the chance to know you.</p>&mdash; Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/DougBaldwinJr/status/1051972669275422720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rest Easy <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaulGAllen</a> Praying 4 your family. Appreciate everything that you did </p>&mdash; Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bwagz/status/1051981452953280513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP Paul Allen. Gone way too soon. Thank you so much for your many contributions to society and to the sports world <a href="https://t.co/7ITQuHpAMT">pic.twitter.com/7ITQuHpAMT</a></p>&mdash; Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) <a href="https://twitter.com/DuaneBrown76/status/1051963353336147968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rest In Peace Paul Allen. Thank you for everything! You will be missed. My prayers go to the entire Allen family.</p>&mdash; Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) <a href="https://twitter.com/TDLockett12/status/1051965160036872192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP Paul Allen <a href="https://t.co/NYhkACObUk">pic.twitter.com/NYhkACObUk</a></p>&mdash; IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeDavisRB/status/1051964906012999680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP Paul Allen</p>&mdash; Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) <a href="https://twitter.com/pennyhendrixx/status/1051965766491226112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP to the man in charge of it all, Mr. Paul Allen. I hope we sent you out with high praises with our victory yesterday in London. You with the most high now, no more pain required.</p>&mdash; Frank Clark (@TheRealFrankC_) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealFrankC_/status/1051960203581612034?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rip Mr Paul Allen I sincerely thank you for all your sacrifices and hard work. You changed countless lives and it’s greatly appreciated!</p>&mdash; Bradley McDougald (@BabyLead) <a href="https://twitter.com/BabyLead/status/1051961200421036032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Former Seahawks have also made their remarks on Allen

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I will be always thankful for <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaulGAllen</a>’s generosity and his kind heart. He was a genius, and genuine person, who cared about humanity all over the world and it was an honor to be able to learn from and be around such a great leader. <a href="https://t.co/wJPg5b2xnw">https://t.co/wJPg5b2xnw</a></p>&mdash; Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) <a href="https://twitter.com/mosesbread72/status/1051970570458411008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My statement on one of the greatest persons I have ever had a chance to be around. <br><br>RIP, Paul Allen. <br><br>Thank you for all you did for my family and my kids. <a href="https://t.co/T2wF5pYUh6">pic.twitter.com/T2wF5pYUh6</a></p>&mdash; WALTER JONES (@BigWalt71) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigWalt71/status/1051977888860229632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Big dog rest easy as you go home <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaulGAllen</a> prayers for your family</p>&mdash; Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) <a href="https://twitter.com/MoneyLynch/status/1051965137467260928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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NFL Network’s Rich Eisen chimed in as well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This has left me with profound sadness. Rest In Peace, Paul Allen. <a href="https://t.co/jxaUSLQ3MQ">pic.twitter.com/jxaUSLQ3MQ</a></p>&mdash; Rich Eisen (@richeisen) <a href="https://twitter.com/richeisen/status/1051959357926125568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The NBA world has also shared their thoughts and prayers as Paul Allen was the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We miss you.<br>We thank you.<br>We love you. <a href="https://t.co/rxkn1IjJ0R">pic.twitter.com/rxkn1IjJ0R</a></p>&mdash; Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) <a href="https://twitter.com/trailblazers/status/1051962568292458496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Allen’s Family.. was a pleasure working for you for 3 years in Portland thanks for everything <a href="https://t.co/lo9YQlOp0G">https://t.co/lo9YQlOp0G</a></p>&mdash; Pat Connaughton (@PlanetPat5) <a href="https://twitter.com/PlanetPat5/status/1051959162849124353?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Miami HEAT organization is saddened to learn of the death of Paul Allen. We send our deepest condolences to Allen’s family and friends.</p>&mdash; Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) <a href="https://twitter.com/MiamiHEAT/status/1051961520136032257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our condolences to the family and friends of Paul Allen and the entire Portland Trail Blazers family.</p>&mdash; Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) <a href="https://twitter.com/nuggets/status/1051960285257297920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Said to see the news of <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaulGAllen</a> passing. Grew up wanting to be a part of the <a href="https://twitter.com/trailblazers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@trailblazers</a> and was able to do that on 3 occasions, 2 as a player and 1 as a coach.</p>&mdash; Dan Dickau (@dandickau21) <a href="https://twitter.com/dandickau21/status/1051961242359721984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Many others have shown their love and respect to the man they called, “Mr. Allen”.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Paul Allen&#39;s immeasurable impact on Seattle, the Pacific Northwest and the world will not be forgotten. <br><br>May he Rest In Peace. <a href="https://t.co/P5AVPDMFy7">pic.twitter.com/P5AVPDMFy7</a></p>&mdash; Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mariners/status/1051975590180356096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sad to hear about the passing of Paul Allen...Back in the 90s I worked at one of his companies in Seattle. He was very generous &amp; incredibly hospitable to the folks who worked for him, opening up his estate on Mondays for us to play hoops on the indoor court or use the pool. RIP</p>&mdash; Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/1051968420395139072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rest in Peace Paul Allen. It feels weird mourning a billionaire who you never met, but some of the best moments and memories of my life, with friends and family and strangers alike, are centered around the <a href="https://twitter.com/trailblazers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@trailblazers</a>. They wouldn&#39;t have happened without him. Sad day.</p>&mdash; KARMS (@IanKarmel) <a href="https://twitter.com/IanKarmel/status/1051958263711858688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Paul Allen is simply the greatest owner Seattle sports has ever seen. He&#39;s the standard for the rest of Seattle to try and meet</p>&mdash; Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) <a href="https://twitter.com/Softykjr/status/1051958292035956736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Truly saddened to hear the news of Paul&#39;s passing...<br>I had the pleasure of knowing him for several years now, performing with him too... <br>Thank You for Your Kindness &amp; Your Philanthropic work.<br>You will be missed... <a href="https://t.co/IlRfJ1qboR">https://t.co/IlRfJ1qboR</a></p>&mdash; Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) <a href="https://twitter.com/JulianLennon/status/1051961552629391363?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIP?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIP</a> Paul Allen (1953-2018). The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist made significant contributions to naval heritage by funding the expeditions that discovered the wrecks of USS Indianapolis, USS Lexington, USS Juneau and several other historic ships. <a href="https://t.co/yWluXGhnE0">pic.twitter.com/yWluXGhnE0</a></p>&mdash; U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) <a href="https://twitter.com/NavalInstitute/status/1051962005559672833?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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