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President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Passes Away at Age 55
Rest in Peace to the president of Nintendo himself, Satoru Iwata, aged 55. If you are reading this right now, yes, it is true that Iwata has sadly passed away. Iwata has passed away, "due to a bile duct growth." He had to skip going to E3 2014 due to medical issues, which it was later revealed that Iwata was undergoing surgery for a tumor in the bile duct. Iwata passed away yesterday, July 11, 2015. Many people are already mourning his loss on Twitter, including Sakurai himself, the director of the Super Smash Bros. series. Iwata will certainly stay in all of our hearts, and he will surely be missed. RIP Satoru Iwata. You can check out the official statement from Nintendo on Iwata's death here.