Breaking: Nintendo’s Iwata dead at 55

by AJ Adejare

Breaking and sad news.  President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has passed away at age 55.  The statement from Nintendo follows:

Notification of Death and Personnel Change of a Representative Director (President)
Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct
growth.
1. Name : Satoru Iwata
2. Date of Birth : December 6, 1959
3. Career Record : June 2000 Appointed as Director
May 2002 Appointed as President
Appointed as Representative Director
June 2013 Appointed as CEO of Nintendo of America Inc.
4. Other Information : As a result, the following two Representative Directors remain at the company.
Genyo Takeda (Representative Director; Senior Managing Director)
Shigeru Miyamoto (Representative Director; Senior Managing Director)

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