Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo

Breaking news from Nintendo as it seems that its long-time president, Satoru Iwata, has passed away at only 55 years old. Nintendo’s Japanese website released a very brief statement on the matter:

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

We first heard of this through Kotaku and are working on getting additional details.

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A long-time fan and reveler of all things Geek, I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of