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RIP as Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata Passes on at 55

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News reaching mytechportal.com confirmed the president of Nintendo America, Satoru Iwata to have died. Cause of his death was reported as cancer.

satoru-iwate-diesIwata who was an early employee at HAL, the company behind classics like the Kirby series, Earthbound, and Smash Brothers Melee was 55 at his death.

After joining Nintendo in 2000 as an Executive Director, Iwata rose to position of the company’s President in 2002 and in 2013, Satoru Iwata was appointed as CEO of Nintendo America.

Iwata was always considered an incredibly hands on leader, with producer credits on hundreds of titles across nearly every Nintendo console, from the NES to the Wii U.

May his soul rest in peace.

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