On Saturday, July 11th, Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata passed away at age 55 from a tumor growth in his bile duct. Iwata began his career at Nintendo back in 2000, taking over the helm of President in 2002 and later also becoming CEO in 2013. During his tenure he helped revitalize the brand with his forward thinking and was a driving force behind the Wii console.
"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, March 2005
GameInformer has collected many industry quotes in remembrance of Iwata. We offer our condolences to Iwata's family, friends, and collegues.