Satoru Iwata, who as chief executive of Nintendo oversaw the
introduction of gaming systems such as the Nintendo DS and the
Wii, died on Saturday, the company said in a statement. The
statement said the cause was a bile duct growth. He was 55.
A former video game development star, Mr. Iwata was appointed the
president of Nintendo in May 2002 and became the chief executive
of Nintendo of America in June 2013, the company said.
Man, just 55.