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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

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Nintendo has announced that its president and CEO, Satoru Iwata, died on Saturday. He was 55, and the cause of death was bile duct tumor. Mr Iwata underwent surgery last year and had resumed his duties after a brief period of recovery.

Iwata took over as president from longtime boss Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002, and led the company to huge success with the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.

He is a highly revered figure in the Japanese gaming scene and considered the leading figure behind Nintendo’s successful turnaround after he joined the company in the year 2000.

He was survived by his wife Kayoko. Funeral services are planned to be held on the 17th July.





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