Gaming fans pay tribute to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata
Japanese game programmer and businessman Satoru Iwata, who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the world's largest video game company Nintendo, has passed away at the age of 55 on Monday, 11 July 2015 due to bile duct cancer.
Following his death, flags at Nintendo's headquarters were lowered to half-mast, and members and fans across the gaming industry mourned for his departure and expressed their sadness and gratitude for his wonderful accomplishments with Nintendo.
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Take a look at some of the notable tributes:
Thank you Satoru Iwata, for your talents in development and your genius in leadership. You will be missed. #RIPIwata pic.twitter.com/a44K8gGrlc— Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) July 13, 2015
It's dangerous to go alone Mr. Iwata! Take this... pic.twitter.com/hdyk3MqpoM— The Legend of Zelda (@Frases_Of_Time) July 13, 2015
Today is a really sad day for all the gamers... R.I.P. Mr. Iwata pic.twitter.com/kCljyErYGo— SmashBros-Miiverse (@SmashMiiverse) July 13, 2015
Thank you for everything, Mr. Iwata pic.twitter.com/txY1tqgpJs— Red (@_MasterRED_) July 13, 2015
There's a thing about geniuses they always leave too soon… #ThankYouIwata pic.twitter.com/wplzzsp7mi— Ramsés Cabello (@RamsesCabello) July 13, 2015
I know what I want to say, but this hit me in a way that I can barely put my words together #RIPSatoruIwata #Nintendo pic.twitter.com/2XBH2EQyHt— Juan (@VrmVrmWeegee) July 13, 2015
Goodbye Mr President, you will be missed. R. I. P. Satoru Iwata #ThankYouIwata http://t.co/ALGogZwlWP pic.twitter.com/e6z17uqRR6— 9GAG (@9GAG) July 13, 2015