Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata dies aged 55

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Japanese videogame maker Nintendo’s chief executive and president, Satoru Iwata, died on Saturday due to a growth in his bile duct, the company said. He was 55.

The death of the hands-on chief executive comes as the company expects to double annual operating profit in the year through March thanks to its long-awaited entry into smartphone games, amid weak sales growth in its traditional consoles.

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