The man behind the Nintendo DS and some of our most nostalgic video games has died.
President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, was being treated for cancer at the time of his death.
Iwata joined the company as a programmer and became president in 2002.
He introduced the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii, and also worked on games like The Legend Of Zelda, Mario and Animal Crossing.
Tributes from fans and the gaming community have been pouring in on twitter.
— Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) July 13, 2015
RIP Satoru Iwata. Your incredible contribution to gaming will never be forgotten... pic.twitter.com/n57cFFQTmA
— Elgato Gaming (@elgatogaming) July 13, 2015
As a mark of respect, Nintendo US has decided to be silent on social media today.
In remembrance of Mr. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo will not be posting on our social media channels today. pic.twitter.com/N2kR0OKEXh
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 13, 2015