Hiroshi Yamauchi - Former Nintendo President has Passed Away
Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away yesterday (September 19, 2013) at the age of 85. Yamauchi was the third president of Nintendo. He took over for his grandfather as president in 1949. He was able to transform Nintendo from a playing card maker to a global entertainment company. The company got into electronic toys and eventually video games. After having a good foothold in Japan, Nintendo (under Yamauchi) expanded into North America. He was an important figure in video game and Nintendo history.
Source: GamesIndustry International