Deaths - News

July2015

  • News Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Aged 55

    Thank you for everything, Iwata-san

    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...

December2014

  • News The Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Passes Away Aged 92

    The industry owes him a massive debt

    It has been confirmed today that Ralph Baer, often referred to as the father of the video game, has passed away. He was 92. Without Baer's pioneering work in the '60s and '70s, the modern video game industry would be totally different today. He created the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972, which was the first...

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  • News You, Me, and the Cubes Designer Dies Ages 42

    Kenji Eno passes away

    Respected game designer and musician Kenji Eno passed away yesterday. Cause of death was heart failure induced by high blood pressure. He was 42 years old. Best known for founding the game studio WARP, Inc. and creating the Sega Saturn RPG adventure D, Eno was also involved in the WiiWare title You, Me, and the Cubes. He...

December2012

January2012

  • News Nintendo Senior Managing Director Nobuo Nagai Passes Away

    Sad times

    Nintendo senior managing director Nobuo Nagai has died aged 66 after a battle with stomach cancer. Nagai joined Nintendo in 1967, becoming a director in 2000 before moving up to managing director, eventually becoming senior managing director and representative director in 2004. Among Nintendo's board of directors, Nagai had worked at...

May2010

  • News Dennis Hopper Passes Away

    King Koopa loses battle to cancer

    It may not be fondly remembered by many gamers, but the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie certainly had some big name acting talent. Sadly, Dennis Hopper, who played the role of King Koopa, passed away yesterday from complications of metastasised prostate cancer. In honour of the late actor, here's one of our favourite moments from the Super Mario Bros. movie. Rest in..

  • News Foxconn's High Suicide Rate to be Investigated by Nintendo

    Outsourcing company has raised concerns that Nintendo are looking into

    If things like Greenpeace eco-surveys don't appear to be on Nintendo's attention radar, it's very clear that employee working conditions are. High suicide rates at a facility operated by one of its outsourcing companies, Foxconn, has prompted Nintendo to start an investigation. Nikkei reports that the facility, situated in..

October2009

  • News Captain Lou Albano Passes Away

    One of the greatest Mario actors there ever was has passed away.

    This year's already had a lot of crazy celebrity deaths, but the person we lost today will probably hit the hardest for any Nintendo fan - Captain Lou Albano, who played the live-action version of Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and also provided Mario's voice for the cartoon segments, died earlier today. With his crazy..

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