Bill Gates and his father Williams
Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates is mourning.
The billionaire took to his social media page to announce the death of his father, Williams Gate Sr at 94.
The death of the 94-year-old was announced by his son Bill in a statement released via his Instagram account on Tuesday.
He said “My father’s death is a huge loss for our family and to many people whose lives he touched.
“Dad lived a long and meaningful life.
“I never stopped learning from his wisdom, kindness, and humility.
“Melinda and I owe him a special debt because his commitment to serving the community and the world helped inspire our own philanthropy.
“Although he would be the last person to say it, my father’s compassion and generosity will live on in the foundation he helped build.
“As I would always say, my dad was the real Bill Gates.
“He was and will continue to be all the things I strive to be.”
Before his death, Gates was a prominent Seattle attorney.
He was also the founding partner of one of the region’s best-known law firms.