Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Satoru Iwata, the CEO of Nintendol died on Saturday July 11th at the age of 55 after battling cancer for over a year. The gaming company released information about his death in a statement & revealed that he suffered from a bile duct growth.

As the company’s fourth president, Iwata played a pivotal role in the growth of various franchises like Pokemon and Super Mario. He oversaw the launch of the Wii console system, the handheld Nintendo DS and the Amiibo interactive figurines. May his soul rest in peace..