Unfortunately due to this short statement released by Nintendo, the news that Satoru Iwata has passed away has come to us.
Satoru Iwata died yesterday, July 11th due to a bile duct growth at the young age of 55.
Satoru Iwata has been with Nintendo in the HAL Laboratory working on games like EarthBound since the 1980s and grew in the company until he was appointed CEO in June of 2013. Satoru Iwata will be missed by us and every Nintendo fan.
Rest in Peace, Satoru Iwata.