Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata was laid to rest during a two-day funeral service in Kyoto, Japan, this week. More than 2,600 people attended the first day and another 1,500 on the second.
Iwata died Saturday due to bile duct cancer at age 55. To pay their respects a number of attendees brought Nintendo 3DS game consoles to the funeral, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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— WIRED (@WIRED) July 16, 2015
Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto have taken over as interim co-directors of Nintendo, and said in a eulogy that they intend to carry on Iwata’s vision for the company. Iwata is best known for his love of the gaming community and overseeing the launch of popular consoles like the Nintendo DS and Wii.
Members of the gaming industry and community have been posting tributes to Iwata on social media and at Nintendo stores around the world.
Nintendo has yet to announce a new president.