On July 11th 2015, we lost a brilliant man. Someone that provided years of entertainment and joy to millions of people.
President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata passed away at 55.
Before fully joining Nintendo in 2000, he worked for HAL Laboratory. Helping to create Balloon Fight, the Mother series, and the Kirby series. Iwata was also responsible for compressing Pokemon Gold & Silver enough so that both Johto and Kanto could be accessible.
In 2002 he became Nintendo's fourth president after Hiroshi Yamauchi's retirement. In his tenure he saw over excellent games like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and so much more.
His is a legacy that will not be forgotten.
Thank you Mr. Iwata.