Below, games developers and executives pay tribute to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who has passed away aged 55.

Nintendo announced the news early this morning UK time.

Iwata's contemporaries and competitors quickly began expressing their reactions to the news on social media.

Former colleagues and fellow industry leaders alike have posted their thoughts. A selection lies below.

Iwata's name is currently trending on Twitter worldwide.

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