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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.''

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.

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I have no idea what to do with my life now

Oh God. This is awful news. Sad RIP Mr. Iwata!!

So sudden. Isn't this what the surgery supposedly fixed? Sad

This is terrible and sudden

I couldn't believe that this was real until I saw it posted here...

RIP

This is such sad news. RIP Iwata-san, thanks for all the games and all the memories. You will be terribly missed by all.

I guess his treatment for bile duct growth didn't go so well. RIP Iwata :c

Just read about this. Omg... Sad

The DS, the Wii, and numerous other things like the concept of NDs. Kudos to you sir, and RIP.

I am anxious as to who will take the reins now, though...

Oh no... this is awful. Sad So suddenly and soon... I can't imagine how his family and the folks at Nintendo themselves must be feeling. I hope this doesn't affect the company's future, but at least he's in a better place. R.I.P. Satoru Iwata, 1959-2015.

Thank you for all the memories.

This simple gif shatters my heart

NOOOOO!
R.I.P. Mr. Iwata!
I send prayers to him and his family and all of the Nintendo Family! Directly to you!

RIP Satoru Iwata, Nintendo will never be the same without you. Man, so sad, I didn't believe it at first. :-(

ddark
Sun Jul 12 15 08:18pm
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I'm so sad and shocked right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

He contributed so much to Nintendo as well as video games in general. As a Nintendo fan and gamer, I'm going to miss him. Thanks for everything Iwata.

I still cannot believe it..

I knew he had health problems... but this...
Passing away so suddenly and at such a young age.
How incredibly sad.
Rest in peace Satoru Iwata

This happened very suddenly Sad
I'm guessing why he didn't go to e3 this year was because of his health Sad
R.I.P satoru iwata your be missed by everyone Sad

Sun Jul 12 15 08:18pm
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It's very sad news. My heart goes to Mr. Iwata's friends and family. There isn't much more I can say to make it seem better than it is. Rest in peace.

I read it on FB and thought it was a dirty joke... It wasn't :'(
R.I.P Satoru Iwata Sad

Wow that came out of no where. That is terrible. RIP Mr.Iwata thanks for all your work! We will miss you.

Oh man... My thoughts to his family.

I wonder who will succeed him.

I refused to believe this news at first. This is depressing. RIP.

I can't believe it, he was so young! I'm so sad...

Rest in peace Satoru Iwata, you will me missed.

I couldn't believe it when I saw it at first. Iwata has left such a lasting impression on Nintendo over the years. I feel like I lost a good friend, even though I never met him. May you rest in peace Iwata, and thank you for everything.

I don't know how I'm going to get through the rest of the day now. Maybe I'll play some Earthbound in tribute to him...

My sincerest condolences go out to not only his immediate family, but the entire video game community the world over. He will be sorely missed.

I'm just...really in shock right now. I loved that man and what he has done for the gaming community over the years.

Sad beyond words.... RIP

seemed to be the most honourable CEO in the industry. The idea of the CEO of a company like EA or Activision taking a pay cut before laying off another 100 hundred of their employees is simply laughable. Awful news

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