Mario fans and gamers alike were saddened when they heard the news Saturday, that the CEO and President of Nintendo games died from a Bile Duct growth complication.
Nintendo's official social media channels have gone dark in remembrance of Mr. Satoru today. People remember him as an innovator, a great leader and an incredible human being. His passion for the gaming and technology communities was envied by business executives and innovators alike.
ESPN's James Sims Tweeted this image of various Nintendo characters in mourning after hearing the news.
Iwata's accomplishments range from an adept knowledge in game design, launching the DS Software, as well as spearheading a gaming design and business Q and A called "Iwata Asks".
His friendly and accessible image made him an extremely well respected and loved CEO.