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“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”
- Satoru Iwata
Worldwide president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11th, 2015 due to a bile duct growth at age 55. Since the day Nintendo released a statement saying he died, which was released July 12th, both Nintendo workers and fans have been mourning. A rainbow then appeared on the 13th, which fans called "Iwata's rainbow road to heaven". In Iwata's years as Nintendo president, hes helped create Earthbound, Balloon Fight, Kirby (Wasnt just Sakurai), and more. His funeral was held in which only 4000 fans attended.
If you are one of these Nintendo fans mourning over the loss of a gaming legend, I ask you post your condolences in the studio comments to be put on this description. If you'd like to curate, you can also put that in your comment.
' Iwata was a huge part of Nintendo, and the memories we have are immortal. We will never forget him.'
'We will never forget you, Iwata. You will always be in our hearts.'
"No matter how many times this great man asks me to, I will not understand. I refuse to accept this great man has left us and pray day and night that he is in a better place now - Your legacy will live on forever." - csf6043
"Iwata was awesome. I kinda miss him." - Smiley100P
"We will remember you for everything you did with Nintendo, Mr. Iwata." - Bendboy
"I remember when I first played my first Nintendo game....I had no idea what a joy it would be. And here I am, 6 years later, mourning the loss of an amazing video game director....I have almost every Nintendo game, and I wish to play them all silently, to remember Satoru Iwata. Rest in peace, and may your fans forever like you :') We miss you." - DATAWSMYOSHI
"I liked Iwata. Now that he died, I wish to play my Kirby and Mario games in silence to remember him" - Babymouse20
"R.I.P Satoru Iwata, we love all the things you did to Nintendo to make all the games the best they can be. We will never forget you." - Xeno-
"Iwata was a gaming legend, but now he is gone. But not as long if we remember him." - Mayjayon9
"When I held my first Nintendo 3DS in my hands, I searched up who created it. I've only known about you, Satoru Iwata, for a year, but it feels like I've known you forever. I hope you have a good time in Heaven, Satoru, and if you look down, you might just see a certain girl with her puppy, looking up right back at you, smiling. You have left a mark on the world that will never fade away. -cs15797"