How Did Satoru Iwata Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Satoru Iwata death

The entrepreneur Satoru Iwata passed away at age 55, too young.

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The fourth president of Nintendo, he was named one of the world’s top CEOs by Barron’s Magazine.

He was married to Kayoko Iwata.

How did Satoru Iwata die?

Cholangiocarcinoma caused Satoru Iwata's death in 2015.

Information about the death of Satoru Iwata
Cause of deathCholangiocarcinoma
Age of death55 years
BirthdayDecember 6, 1959
Death dateJuly 11, 2015
Place of deathKyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Place of burialCremated, ashes buried at an undisclosed place in Kyoto


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