Deeply sad news from Japan this Sunday evening, Nintendo has announced the death of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

From everyone here at Nintendo Life we extend our deepest sympathies to Mr Iwata's family, friends and co-workers.

He will be sorely missed. Thank you Iwata-san.

[via nintendo.co.jp]