Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata was laid to rest this week in Kyoto, Japan. It was a testament to how loved he was that so many braved typhoon weather to remember a man who not only shaped the face of modern Nintendo, but in many ways the future of gaming.
And it wasn't just the more than 4,000 who attended the two-day service in Japan that offered their memories and tributes to Iwata and Nintendo.
We've put together a gallery of just a few of those images, videos and thoughts to share with you and to run as a compendium to the many notes of farewell sent us for Iwata from developers around the world.
Jonathan Mann, who once created and performed a Mario Opera, sings his own tribute in the video below.
John Riggs decided the best way to pay his respects to Iwata's memory was to create a touching, playable tribute to the developer using one of Iwata's very first games: Balloon Fight.
Below you'll find a gallery of wonderful art inspired by Iwata's passing, and some beautiful music from Super Mario Galaxy.
- Peachbunni on Tumblr
- Brawl in the Family
- Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg
- Mutant Mudds Community on Miiverse
- Luke on Miiverse
- Gendoughnut on Twitter
- Sonja van Vuure
- Smash Bros. Miiverse
- Keita Takahashi on Twitter
- Josh Grilli
- projectTIGER on Twitter
- Sashimi-Rice04 on Deviant Art
- Alejandro Argandona on Twitter
- Tebin on Twitter
- SoyUnGnomo on Deviant Art
- Kappasuit on Tumblr
- Dayvihd64 on Deviant Art
- Nintendo of America on Twitter
- Humble's Robert Bowling