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Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, has passed away

''On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.''
by nintendaan
13 July 2015
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The following statement was made by Nintendo Company Limited...

Satoru Iwata has passed away, due to the complications of a bile duct growth. While he has been treated before, no one of us knew how severe the problems were. This makes it so shocking, sudden and incredibly depressing. We wish everybody who knew him all the best. Nintendo will never be the same company again and his contributions will never ever be forgotten. Satoru Iwata, thank you so much for everything.

Both Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto have been named 'Representative Director' due to Iwata's passing. They will most likely be replaced when a decision is made on someone to fill the position permanently.