Nintendo has released a short statement today informing the public of the passing of Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

Iwata’s health had been in the news since last year when he had to miss E3 due to issues with his bile duct. Iwata has been President of Nintendo since 2002. There is no word from the company on who will take Iwata’s place.

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