How Did Zain Nadella Die? What Was His Cause Of Death?

Zain Nadella, the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s son, died at 26. Reportedly, Zain closed his eyes forever on Monday. 

Jeff Sperring, the clinical professor and CEO of Seattle Children’s hospital, said in a message, “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,” 

The message was distributed to Microsoft’s Executive team by the Chief People Officer at Microsoft, Kathleen Hogan. 

How did Zain Nadella Die? 

Zain Nadella’s cause of death: In 2017, Zain suffered from Asphyxia, a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain, which left him with Cerebral Palsy, a group of disorders that affects the person’s disability to move. 

Zain faced this issue after his birth; he was shortly taken to the Seattle Children’s hospital. The staff and doctors worked for the betterment of Zain throughout his lifetime. 

In 2021, the Nadella’s donated $15 million to the Seattle Children’s to support other kids like Zain. The donation also helped in the establishment of the Zain Nadella Endowed Chair. 

Zain 1996 – 2022:

Satya Nadella, in his book, Hit Refresh described his son Zain’s birth, personality, and how as an individual and as a parent, it helped him grow. He wrote;

“At first, I was devastated, But mostly I was sad for how things turned out for Anu and me. Thankfully, Anu helped me understand that it was not about what happened to me. It was about deeply understanding what had happened to Zain and developing empathy for his pain and his circumstances while accepting our responsibility as his parents.”‘ 

“As parents, our lives have been shaped by the needs of our children; just as we hope for the betterment of Zain, we hope the same for other kids too. In honoring Zain’s journey, we can improve and innovate care for future generations in every community.”

The Nadella Family:

Zain was full of life; he had no control over himself regarding music. Zain will be remembered for his love of music. Music was his life, his wide-ranging tastes extending from side to side of eras, genres, and artists.  

The family expressed Zain’s profound love of music as, “He likes everything from Leonard Cohen to Abba to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and wanted to be able to flip through these artists, filling his room with whatever music suited him at any given moment.”

Everyone who knows Zain knows how much music means to him; music was a source of relief for him. So his high school friends, three of them team up to create a windows application that would allow Zain to easily tap his head against a sensor placed on the side of the wheelchair to listen to music easily. 

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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