Nintendo just issued a statement announcing that President Satoru Iwata has passed away. He was 55.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.
He first joined the company in 1983 and helped design games including Kirby and Earthbound. Iwata became a Director of the company in June 2000. In 2002, he was appointed as just the fourth President of Nintendo.
It’s a sad day for the gaming family. We have lost a legend.