WEB DESK: President of the Nintendo game company died on Monday. Satoru Iwata, 55, was suffering from a bile duct tumor.
Iwata was named president of the company in 2002, when he succeeded Hiroshi Yamauchi. Iwata was only the fourth president in the history of Nintendo, and the first outside of the Yamauchi family.
Even while he rocketed up the corporate ladder, Iwata made clear that he was a gamer first.
“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 said at a conference for game developers in 2005.
Thousands of Nintendo lovers around the world mourned his death.