Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away

by Daniel VuckovicJuly 13, 2015

It is our extreme displeasure to report that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has passed away.

Nintendo this morning put out a statement, he passed away on July 11th from a bile duct growth.

Born December 6th in 1959, he became became a director of Nintendo in June 2000, appointed President in 2002. Before he stepped into management Iwata-san was a developer at the HAL Laboratory.

The Vooks team wishes to pass on our deepest sympathies to Mr Iwata’s, friends and fellow co-workers.

Rest in Peace Iwata.

Source: Nintendo

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  • Oliver Winfree
    July 13, 2015 at 8:45 am

    R.I.P Iwata, gone too soon.

  • Laharl1313
    July 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Truly shocked and saddened by this. RIP Iwata, and thanks for everything you have done to make Nintendo so fun and such a major part of my life. You will be sorely missed.

    Just can’t believe it, this is a sad day 🙁

  • Phantom Ganon
    July 13, 2015 at 8:54 am

    This is such sad news. He was in charge when the Wii first came out and the DS was doing gangbusters. That was probably my favourite period in gaming to this point. This is probably the saddest I’ve felt at someone that I dont know personally passing away in a long time.

    Rest in peace and thanks for the memories.

  • Andrew
    July 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Just drove past Nintendo HQ, flag is at half mast.
    R.I.P Iwata San.

  • Adam
    July 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    He loved to entertain. He didn’t want to take time off because of his health, he cared for the fans too much.

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