Nintendo has put out a statement announcing that Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, has passed away. Here’s what the statement reads:
Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.
Last year, Iwata was forced to skip E3 due to his health and underwent surgery to have it removed. Satoru Iwata has been with Nintendo since 2000 and was appointed as President in 2002.
Rest In Peace Mr. Iwata. You will be missed.