Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nintendo Legend Passes Away at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, one of the godfathers of Nintendo who ran the company for over 50 years and was a key figure in the transformation of the business from playing-cards to video games, passed away at the age of 85 from complications to pneumonia. He was instrumental into the hiring of the well-loved Miyamoto. And get this kids, he dropped out of college. Another rich man on the scale of Bill Gates that proves that you don’t need no darn edumacation to succeed!

Since 2002, Yamauchi took on more of an advisory role as the company continued to grow and flounder throughout the recent years. Nintendo will be holding a ceremony at their company HQ in Japan on Sunday to pay respect to the man who really did change everything about Nintendo, while maintain its child-like spirit. May his legacy live on.

Oh and if you’re wondering why the Washington Post listed this in the “sports” section, Yamauchi use to own the Seattle Mariners.

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