19th september 2013.
A Nintendo spokesman said the company was in mourning over the "loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning."
Yamauchi took over the family company, founded by his grandfather in 1889 as a maker of playing cards, after his grandfather suffered a stroke. Over his 53 year reign, the college dropout transformed Nintendo into a global video game industry powerhouse.
Well there goes one of the greatest people ever...
The man who made it possible for games like: Mario, Metroid, Legend of zelda, Pokemon, Super smash bros and more to be created and loved for years and years.
He is the man who made nintendo go from a simple playing card manufacturing company, To a hugely successful games company.
Just thought I'd let you guys know if you didn't know already.