On July 11th, Nintendo has announced
that President Satoru Iwata died at the age of 55. President Satoru Iwata suffered from a bile duct growth, a rare form of cancer, which he attempted to have surgically removed. This became a concern when Iwata missed this year's E3 due to health concerns.
Iwata's death is a big loss for both Nintendo and the industry. He was promoted to president in 2002 after he worked on games like Earthbound and Kirby in 80s. Iwata had future plans that included the new NX hardware.
President Satoru Iwata you will be missed.