Father to Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates is dead.
Bill Gates Sr, who is a lawyer died at the age of 94 on Monday, September 14, 2020.
William Henry Gates II was born on Nov. 30, 1925, in Bremerton, Washington, and died in his beach home on Hood Canal, in the Seattle area.
The elder Gates was an Army veteran and a founding partner in a Seattle law firm.
In a statement released by the family, the man died of Alzheimer’s disease.
Reacting to the death, Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates said his father will be greatly missed because he was everything he tried to be.
“My dad’s influence on our philanthropy was just as big. Throughout my childhood, he and my mom taught me by example what generosity looked like in how they used their time and resources,”
“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would not be what it is today without my dad. More than anyone else, he shaped the values of the foundation. He was collaborative, judicious, and serious about learning. He was dignified but hated anything that seemed pretentious,” Gates Jr said in a statement.
Bill is survived by his wife; his daughters, Kristianne Blake and Elizabeth MacPhe and eight grandchildren.
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