Satoru Iwata Passes Away at Age 55

Satoru Iwata Passes Away at Age 55

On July 11, 2015, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away from a bile duct growth. The first Nintendo president unrelated to the original founding Yamauchi family, Iwata not only became president in 2002, but also worked on games such as Balloon Fight, Earthbound, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and Animal Crossing. Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto are the remaining Representative Directors.

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