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Father of Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates is dead

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William H Gates Sr (left) smiles while sitting next to his son, Bill Gates. The father of Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, is dead.

William Henry Gates II died on Monday aged 94.

The cause of his death was Alzheimer’s disease, his family said on Tuesday, the New York Times reported.

Gates senior was an Army veteran and a founding partner in a Seattle law firm, according his official biography.


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