Bill Gates Sr., the father of Microsoft owner Bill Gates, has died at 94. Bill Gates has been emphasizing the role of the father in building and developing his personality. According to international media reports, Bill Gates announced the death of his father in his official blog. Bill Gates Sr. of William Henry Gates III was a former U.S. military officer. ” We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend so many years of our lives with such a wonderful person,” said Bill Gates.
He wrote that his father was instrumental in the Gates Foundation’s welfare and that today’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would not have been possible without him. Bill Gates Sr. has also been co-chair of the Gates Foundation. Bill Gates wrote that people used to ask my father if he was the real Bill Gates who tarnished Microsoft’s image. The fact is, I tried to be who I am. According to international media reports, the cause of Bill Gates Sr. ‘s death was not stated, but family sources said that he had been suffering from ill health for some time. Bill Gates’ wife, Melinda Gates, also expressed her grief and shock on social networking sites.