Bill Gates Sr., philanthropist and father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

Bill Gates Sr., the father of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has died.

The 94-year-old died on Monday in his home, surrounded by family.

“My dad’s passing was not unexpected,” Gates wrote on Tuesday. “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.”

Gates Sr. was co-founder of the law firm Preston Gates & Ellis, which has since become known as K&L Gates. He has since
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