Bill Gates’ father Henry Gates dies at 94
Published: 12:55 PM, 16 September 2020
Bill Gates with his father William II Henry Gates
The world’s top rich Bill Gates’ father William II Henry Gates passed away on Monday. He was 94.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced the death of his father on Tuesday.
On his official blog, he wrote, “It is a great privilege to have the company of this wonderful man in our lives for so many years.”
Gates Sr. was an Army officer and a founding member of the Seattle Law Firm.
Bill Gates says his father played a key role in founding the charity after he left Microsoft. “Today’s ‘The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’ cannot be imagined without him,” he added.
William Gates has been the Vice President since the foundation was launched in 2000. The cause of his death was not immediately clear, but the New York Times reported that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He died at his residence in Seattle’s Hood Canal.