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Satoru Iwata’s Funeral will be held on July 17th


Satoru Iwata has sadly passed away at the young age of 55. His funeral will be held on July 17th, according to ABC News. Mr. Iwata is survived by his wife Kayoko.

“A funeral service will be held on July 17. Iwata is survived by his wife Kayoko. The company declined to disclose other details of his family.”

Via: MNN

  • Ryuken13

    I really hope they keep the funeral details quite private.. Funerals are for family and close friends. Fans, especially the really serious ones, probably do not see this is a time to mourn for close family and friends and would intrude..

    To those truly mourning Iwata-san give to a charity you think he would support!

  • CapableTie

    I hope he has a statue made for him at the Nintendo theme park. Made of gold. My condolences go out to his friends and family.

  • Heidi D.

    Been extremely saddened over Iwata-sans passing. :-(

  • uPadWatcher

    It’s been over 24 hours and I’m still devastated at the loss of Iwata.

    • *NormalGamer*

      We all are. :(

      • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

        I’m finding it hard to run the site…..I’m devstated….

        • Ryuken13

          You know saddest thing is I feel for his family.. IMO I love what he gave in effort to Nintendo and us but I wish he stepped away from duties sooner for time with his family.

          He loved his job and will be missed. Thanks for covering this sad news Francis.

    • Liquid-Sunrise

      I’m still crying over his loss…
      This is one of the rare moments where I mourn for someone
      who I never met in person, but feels like I already met him… :(

    • Andy

      Same here.

  • hawkssuns08

    Man, this is still hitting me deeply. Such a nice guy didn’t deserve to die so young…