It's almost been two weeks since Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, unexpectedly passed away from cancer at the age of 55. The sadness hangs thick over the internet as people continue to mourn the gaming world's loss.
Iwata impacted the lives of millions around the world, even if they didn't know about him. As president of Nintendo, he brought a new audience to gaming with the Wii gaming console, kept the company grounded as a game developer, and above all else, made people smile through Nintendo's games. Even though the company has been struggling lately, Iwata was dearly loved by the gaming community.
Iwata's funeral services, which took place on July 16 and 17 in Kyoto, Japan, were attended by a total of over 4,000 people, despite the raging rain caused by Typhoon Nangka.
Nintendo has yet to announce who its next president is. Whoever they pick has a lot to live up to.
Farewell, Mr. Iwata.