Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Passes Away at Age 55

“Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth” is noted inĀ this announcement. It was known for quite some time that Iwata was in fact ill, but seeing his progressive recovery kept audiences of Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct calm and at ease. However, this unfortunate and sudden news is sure to make thousands – if not millions- of Nintendo supporters’ hearts sink. Rest in peace Satoru Iwata, we’ll miss the news you have been giving “directly” to us over the years.