Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.
The company issued a statement confirming his passing on July 11th due to a bile duct growth. Iwata joined Nintendo in the 1980s and was promoted to company president in 2002. In 2013, Iwata rose to CEO of the company’s North American branch.
The Gaming Trend staff’s thoughts are with Iwata’s friends and family.