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Satoru Iwata (岩田 聡 Iwata Satoru; was born on December 6, 1959, and died on July 12, 2015 age 61 years) was the fourth CEO of Nintendo. He first worked at HAL Laboratory as a freelance programmer.  He went full-time after completing college.  He became president of Nintendo after Hiroshi Yamauchi retired in 2002. He became Nintendo of America's CEO in 2013. Iwata died of a Bile Duct Tumor on July 12,2015.
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