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Old 07-12-2015, 08:27 PM
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Default Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away, Age 55

"Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo since 2002 and CEO of Nintendo of America since 2013, has died at the age of 55. A company statement attributed his death to a “bile duct growth”; in recent years, a tumor on his bile duct reduced his public visibility, keeping him away from several industry events. Iwata came to Nintendo during one of its roughest patches — the transition to modern 3-D consoles — and oversaw its greatest comeback, the twin successes of the casual-gamer-minded Nintendo DS platform and Wii platforms, in the mid-2000s."

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"Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo since 2002 and CEO of Nintendo of America since 2013, has died at the age of 55. A company statement attributed his death to a “bile duct growth”; in recent years, a tumor on his bile duct reduced his public visibility, keeping him away from several industry events. Iwata came to Nintendo during one of its roughest patches — the transition to modern 3-D consoles — and oversaw its greatest comeback, the twin successes of the casual-gamer-minded Nintendo DS platform and Wii platforms, in the mid-2000s."

https://recode.net/2015/07/12/ninten...s-away-age-55/

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Wooooooooooooooooowwwwwww. That's a shock. Pour one out for the guy. I don't know anything about him personally, but best wishes to his friends and family.
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Wow...just wow. Loss for words right now.
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When I saw a photo of him at a show in say 2013 I was surprised how old he looked for being so young.
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When I saw a photo of him at a show in say 2013 I was surprised how old he looked for being so young.
Yeah me too. He looked like he was sick so you knew something was wrong with him back then. Very sad news when someone dies at a young age like that.
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a shame, he did a lot for the industry.

the articles i read indicated this was a surprise even to miyamoto?
the privatized lifestyle that the far eastern culture possesses is astonishing.
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a shame, he did a lot for the industry.
the privatized lifestyle that the far eastern culture possesses is astonishing.
You mean to tell us that they don't publish and gossip every detail of their life for everyone to know?

~~And yeah, after reading about his passing I read some information on his legacy. The man sure did a lot for gamers over the years.
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