Nintendo president and CEO, Satoru Iwata, has died. He died on July 11 after suffering from a tumor in his bile duct at the age of 55, his company announced Sunday.
Iwata took over as president from longtime boss Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002, and led the company to huge success with the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles. He formerly worked as a programmer at Nintendo affiliate HAL, contributing to games like EarthBound, Balloon Fight, and the Kirby series.
Source: The Verge