Hiroshi Yamauchi

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: former president of Nintendo for more than 30 years from 1949 to 2002 who had led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, but who bought the Seattle Mariners in 1992 to save them from moving to Florida.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

Born: November 7, 1927

 

Died: September 19, 2013

 

Location: Kyoto City, Japan