Statement from Starbucks on the passing of Paul Allen

The world has lost a great technologist and philanthropist. Seattle has lost a true leader in our community. The legacy of Paul Allen will live on in the organizations he has built and the lives he has uplifted.

- Kevin Johnson, ceo via Twitter.

The city of Seattle and the country have lost one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of our generation. I long admired and respected Paul for his visionary leadership and his commitment to solve the big challenges of our time. He left an indelible mark on our community and he will be dearly missed.

- Howard Schultz, chairman emeritus via Instagram.