Died: September 19, 2013.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Nintendo from 1949 until 2002, has passed away. While he may not be a household name, you will know him as the man who ran the company and ushered in the Nintendo Entertainment System. He transformed Nintendo from a small card making company into a multi-billion dollar video game empire.
Let’s all send good vibes out to his family and lets all take a moment to remember him when next we play a Nintendo system.
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