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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passes away

President of the video game company dies at age 55 due to medical condition

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Nintendo has confirmed that current President and industry veteran Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015.

"Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth," the company said in an official announcement.

In June 2014, Nintendo announced that Iwata would not be present at E3 2014 due to this medical condition.

Iwata first joined Nintendo in June 2000 when he was appointed as Director. Just two years later in 2002, he was named President. In June 2013, he also became CEO of Nintendo of America Inc.

While at Nintendo, Iwata worked on The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and the Animal Crossing series of games. He also had a cameo in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. Under Iwata's guidance, the game publisher and console maker was able to turn its fortunes around, in both handheld and home console space. He oversaw the development and launch of two incredibly successful platforms - Wii and DS.

Satoru Iwata was 55 years old.

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