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Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85


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Hiroshi Yamauchi was responsible for Nintendo becoming the industry it is now, and the second largest shareholder of Nintendo at the time of his death.  He died of pneumonia at age 85.  He was the president of Nintendo from '53 to 2002.  

 

More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24160150

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This is truly sad. And while 85 is more than a good age to live to, pneumonia is avoidable enough that he could and should have had a longer life.

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So long...

 

Farewell...

 

Aufwiedersehen...

 

Good Night...  Sweet Prince...

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He'll sure is going to be missed, but Nintendo are a sturdy bunch, they'll sure keep going strong and relevant.

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