Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's son Zain has died at age 26

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What you need to know

  • Zain Nadella, the son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, has died at age 26.
  • Microsoft sent out a message to its executives informing them of the news.
  • The message asked executives to keep the Nadella family in their thoughts and prayers and to give the family space to grieve privately.

Zain Nadella, the son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, has died at the age of 26. Microsoft recently shared the news in a message to Microsoft executives, according to Bloomberg. Zain died on Monday morning, February 28, 2022.

Zain, who was born with cerebral palsy, received treatment at the Seattle Children's Hospital in his lifetime. Satya Nadella and his wife Anu established the Zain Nadella Endowed Chair in Pediatrics Neurosciences at the Seattle Children's Center for Integrative Brain Research.

"Zain will be remembered for his eclectic taste in music, his bright sunny smile and the immense joy he brought to his family and all those who loved him," said CEO of Children's Hospital Jeff Sperring. His comments were shared with his board and, in turn, passed on to Microsoft executives.

Microsoft's message to its executives asked to hold the Nadella family in thoughts and prayers while also giving the family room to grieve privately.

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