Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.
Shortest announcement ever. I'll add a little bit more context for yall. Satoru Iwata became President of Nintendo in 2002, and pushed Nintendo to pursue the Nintendo DS and Wii. Before his promotion, Satoru Iwata worked at HAL Laboratories (my personal favorite section of Nintendo). HAL Laboratories churned out the brands Kirby, Earthbound, Balloon Fight and of course... Super Smash Bros.
As President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata was also involved in recent Zelda, Mario, and Animal Crossing titles.
In 2013, Satoru Iwata became the CEO of Nintendo.
"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer."
He will be missed.