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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away

Dave Karev

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A big loss for the gaming industry today, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. Nintendo announced earlier today that the company “deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.” Satoru Iwata was born on December 6, 1959 and achieved a great deal in the video game industry, he will certainly be remembered and dearly missed.

Best known for being Nintendo’s President and CEO, Mr. Iwata left behind a legacy. He was a programmer long before he was the President of Nintendo, and helped in the development of EarthBound, the Kirby games, Pokémon Stadium, and more. Joining Nintendo in the year 2000, Iwata quickly rose to the top of the company, where he eventually became the President and CEO. Over his lengthy career, Iwata “served as the executive producer” for over 100 video game titles. Satoru Iwata’s legacy will surely be long lived as his career was, rest in peace…

NerdBite founder and news editor. When I'm not writing about video games, I'm out eating sushi and rewatching LOST for the hundredth time. Some of my favorite games include; Wind Waker, Red Dead Redemption, and Witcher 3.

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