Satoru Iwata


Age: 55

Summary: president and chief executive officer of the Japanese video game company Nintendo through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchise since 2002 who led Nintendo's development into a global company with its hit Wii home console and DS handheld and through its recent troubles caused by the popularity of smart phones, but who had not been seen recently at game events such as E3 in Los Angeles, where he was usually a participant.

Cause of Death: Bile duct tumor

Born: December 6, 1959

Died: July 11, 2015

Kyoto, Japan