Hiroshi Yamauchi may be a name not familiar with many gamers, much less Nintendo gamers, but he should be. Mr, Yamauchi took the reigns of Nintendo in 1949 and was the key for Nintendo to become what it is today. As the "Man in charge" for 53 years, he took Nintendo from a playing card company and oversaw the creation of the Famicom. From that time until the Gamecube and everything in between, he MADE Nintendo one of the largest game companies worldwide. Even at one time he was the richest man in Japan!
So, after 85 years, he has to finally take his break, and the gaming world losses a visionary. Our condolences to his family, both related and extended.