Twitter user snaps touching site of Nintendo HQ after chief's death

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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Gets Rainbow Tribute

Gamers around the globe mourned the passing Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata -- he died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 55.

He was remembered as a gaming visionary, which is why many of his fans appreciated the photo one Twitter user posted just hours after the company announced his death.

The photo she shared was of a rainbow rising over the Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

Another user posted a similar photo (below) from a nearby rail station.


Iwata was president of Nintendo since 2002 -- many credit him for leading the company through a huge period of transition as they fended off fierce competition from rival companies like Sony and Microsoft.

He led the company as they launched the Wii home console and got the Nintendo DS handheld to market.

And the internet was flooded with tributes to the visionary CEO.

Several other imageswent viralacross the web yesterday as fans remembered Satoru Iwata's creativity, leadership, and most important, his never-ending love for gaming.

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