Nintendo this evening announced that President Satoru Iwata has passed away. The sad and shocking news was announced by the company a short time ago via their official corporate site.
Mr. Iwata was 55 years old and will certainly be missed by all.
Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto will continue to serve as the company's Representative Directors and Senior Managing Directors at this time.
See the rather matter of fact announcement below.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.