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Satoru Iwata, Nintendo chief executive, dies aged 55

  • Satoru Iwata, the chief executive officer of Nintendo, has died aged 55.

    He was reportedly suffering from cancer and had undergone surgery in 2014.

    A respected figure in gaming circles, he turned the Japanese video game maker into a more successful company.The firm launched the highly popular Nintendo and Wii DS consoles under his leadership.

    Nintendo DS was the best-selling handheld console in the world, after its 2004 release.

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