William Gates the father of Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, is dead.

William Gates
William Gates

William Gates Sr., the father of Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, is dead.

The death of the 94-year-old was announced by his son Bill in a statement released via his Instagram account on Tuesday.

He said “My father’s death is a huge loss for our family and to many people whose lives he touched.

“Dad lived a long and meaningful life.

“I never stopped learning from his wisdom, kindness, and humility.

“Melinda and I owe him a special debt because his commitment to serving the community and the world helped inspire our own philanthropy.

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“Although he would be the last person to say it, my father’s compassion and generosity will live on in the foundation he helped build.

“As I would always say, my dad was the real Bill Gates.

“He was and will continue to be all the things I strive to be.”

Before his death, Gates was a prominent Seattle attorney.

William Gates
William Gates

He was also the founding partner of one of the region’s best-known law firms.

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William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

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