William H. Gates II, who raised a precocious and headstrong young man known as Bill Gates and later helped the co-founder of Microsoft Corp. give away his billions, died Monday at his beach home on Hood Canal in Washington state, the family said. He was 94 years old and had Alzheimer’s disease.
Mr. Gates Sr. helped found what became K&L Gates, an international law firm, but was far better known as the father of a billionaire software pioneer. He was often asked whether he was “the real Bill Gates.”
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