Billionaire Microsoft CEO and founder, Bill Gates has revealed that his father, William Gates Sr, has died at the age of 94.
The elder Gates died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, his son said as he expressed how lucky he and his sisters Kristianna and Libby are to have been raised by their father.
According to Bill Gates, his dad made him give a $100 million contribution to research for Alzheimer’s disease, after he revealed his father suffered from it in 2018.
He also revealed his dad’s support inspired him to leave Harvard University to co-found a company with Paul Allen in 1975.
Late Tuesday night, Bill penned an emotional tribute to his late father on his personal blog, saying: “I will miss my dad every day.”
“We will miss him more than we can express right now. We are feeling grief but also gratitude.”
“My dad’s passing was not unexpected 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.
“My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world.”
“I knew their love and support were unconditional, even when we clashed in my teenage years. I am sure that’s one of the reasons why I felt comfortable taking some big risks when I was young, like leaving college to start Microsoft with Paul Allen,” he said.
“We worked together at the foundation not so much as father and son but as friends and colleagues,” he said.
“When we started doing so in a big way at the foundation, we had no idea how much fun we would have. We only grew closer during more than two decades of working together.”
“When I am at my best, I know it is because of what I learned from my dad about respecting women, honoring individuality, and guiding children’s choices with love and respect,” Gates said.
“The experience of being the son of Bill Gates was incredible. People used to ask my dad if he was the real Bill Gates. The truth is, he was everything I try to be.” the Microsoft CEO wrote on Gates Notes.
Veteran actor Jimoh Aliu has passed
Veteran Nollywood actor, Jimoh Aliu is dead. Actor BigVal Oreoluwa Jokotoye shared news of Jimoh’s death on Instagram.
The deceased died on Thursday September 17 at the age of 81 in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital after an undisclosed illness. Jokotoye who described Jimoh as a legend, wrote;
Thank you sir for giving us ARELU, YONPON YANRIN and others. Rest in peace our legend, Pa Jimoh Aliu.
Protest in Osogbo as SARS officers allegedly chase three suspected internet fraudsters to their death (photos)
Young men in Osogbo, Osun state took to the streets to protest after three suspected internet fraudsters were allegedly chased to their death by SARS officers today September 15.
According to eyewitnesses, the young men were riding in their car when the SARS officers attempted to stop them. They refused to stop and the SARS officers engaged them in a hot chase. The driver of the car veered off the road and hit an electric pole. While one of the occupants in the car died on the spot, two others died later.
Aggrieved youths in the area dumped one of the corpses in front of Osun Government House, Oke Fia, and destroyed a motorcycle. Also, the protesters, who were mostly youths, also targeted police operatives and attacked many bystanders around Oke Fia, Alekuwodo, and Ilobu road.
The spokesperson of the state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
OAP Tunbosun Shadare Dies After a Brief Illness.
On Air Personality (OAP) with Rhythm FM Lagos, Tunbosun Shadare is dead.
Tunbosun, known to be high-spirited, died last Thursday, September 10 after a brief illness.
Few of his friends claim he died of kidney failure.
His friends and colleagues have taken to social media to express their sorrow and condolences over his sudden death.