"Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth" The passing of a gaming legend Satoro Iwata the president of Nintendo has shocked the world. He spent his last few years fighting a growth in his bile duct and was the reason for him not being able to attend last year's E3.
His career at Nintendo started back in 1980 as programmer in Nintendo's HAL Laboratory. He is noted for the high success of the Kirby franchise and saw Nintendo through it's highest moments and lowest moments.
Thank you for all that you have done Iwata, you surely will be missed.