Sadly Satoru Iwata passed away on Saturday 11th July 2015.
Satoru Iwata, the heroic president and CEO of Nintendo passed away at a youthful 55 years of age. Iwata famously stated that on his business card he is a corporate president, in his mind he is a game developer and in his heart he is a gamer.
Iwata made great contributions to the world of gaming some of them come to mind as being Kirby, Earthbound, The DS and the Wii.
Satoru Iwata was born on 6th December 1959 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan - He Died on Saturday 11th July 2015 (age 55).
Rest in peace Satoru Iwata - You will always be remembered and we will miss you.