Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. In a statement from the Nintendo Company, the cause of death was due to a bile duct growth.
Iwata began his journey at Nintendo in the 1980s and worked on games like EarthBound. During his tenure he oversaw the launches of the GameCube, DS, Wii & Wii U systems. In 2000 he became a Director and in 2002 was appointed as the fourth president (succeeding Hiroshi Yamuchi).
Iwata was a fixture in the gaming industry and known for being one of the nicest executives around. He will be immensely missed.