Justin Lee On July 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

Nintendo of Japan sent out a short press release that Nintendo of Japan President Satoru Iwata past away on July 11th due to a bile duct growth.

Mr. Iwata developed games for Nintendo in the 1980s, such as Balloon Fight. He was appointed Director in 2000, and in 2002 was appointed as President of Nintendo.

Mr. Iwata did not attend E3 2015 last month, but was present in the E3 2015 video along side Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime and Nintendo creative director Shigeru Miyamoto.

The press release can be found here:
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf

He will be extremely missed by all gamers around the world.

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