Bill Gates, father, Bill Gates Sr.

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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and prominent Seattle attorney, has died. He was 94.

“My dad passed away peacefully at home yesterday, surrounded by his family,” son Bill Gates announced Tuesday on his personal website.

“My dad’s passing was not unexpected—he was 94 years old and his health had been declining—so we have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years,” the younger Gates wrote in a tribute to his father. “And we are not alone in these feelings. My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world.”

Gates Sr. was an accomplished attorney and a fixture in the Seattle-area community.

“The experience of being the son of Bill Gates was incredible. People used to ask my dad if he was the real Bill Gates. The truth is, he was everything I try to be. I will miss him every day,” the younger Gates wrote.

He co-founded the law firm Preston Gates & Ellis, the predecessor to what is now international law firm K&L Gates, served as president for the county and state …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

      

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