Gates’ son Bill, who died in a car crash in the UK in September, was 67 years old, the Microsoft co-founder’s son said on Tuesday.
Gates died at the hospital in the capital, London, on Friday.
Gates was diagnosed with lung cancer in November and his doctor had said he was on the cusp of death.
Gates, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, was in the ICU at the time of his death.
He was said to be receiving chemotherapy treatments.
Gates’ daughter-in-law said that Gates died from complications arising from pancreatic carcinoma.
“Bill died a hero,” his daughter Laura Gates told the Guardian.
“He did so much to make the world a better place.
He could see the good in people, and he knew they would make the right decisions.” “
My dad was always a fighter.
He could see the good in people, and he knew they would make the right decisions.”
Gates, the former Microsoft chairman and CEO, was born in Palo Alto, California, to a doctor and a nurse.
He and his parents moved to Seattle when he was five and moved to Redmond, Washington, to attend Stanford University.
He worked at Microsoft from 1979 to 1983, when he left to work for a private equity firm.
Gates worked at the company for 18 years, and was responsible for a huge amount of innovation in computing.
Microsoft has become the dominant player in the personal computer industry, but its dominance has been challenged by rivals including Apple, Google and Amazon.