Nintendo: Satoru Iwata (President) dies at age 55

This morning, Nintendo sent a rather short but extremely important press release about its president: Satoru Iwata died on July 11th, due to a bile duct growth. No other details were given about his death, but we do know that his funeral will be held on July 17th (1PM) at Kyoto, and that he’s survived by his wife Kayoko.

This bile duct growth is the very reason didn’t attend E3 last year, and it was successfully removed. But it looks like this wasn’t the end of it, as is often the case with cancer… Born on December 6th, 1959, Satoru Iwata was 55.

Satoru Iwata

Source: Nintendo



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