Nintendo have announced today that Nobuo Nagai, one of Nintendo’s longest serving staff members, has passed away. Up until Mr. Nobuo’s death yesterday, he was the Senior Managing Director and Representative Director at Nintendo Japan. He passed after battling Stomach Cancer, and was only 66 years old.
The Senior Managing Director and Representative Director of Nintendo Co. Ltd was part of the company from 1967, before the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata, and oversaw the creation of most of Nintendo’s hardware.. He was also credited as a general producer of the Nintendo 3DS.
Condolences to his family and close friends. May he rest in peace.