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Gunpei Yokoi

Gunpei Yokoi

Japanese Video game designer

Dead at 56 years
He is born 81 years, 0 months and 25 days ago
Death date

He is dead since 25 years and 1 day

Cause of death: car accident

Kyoto, Japan
Nationality: japanese
Birth sign: Virgo
Chinese birth sign: Snake

Gunpei Yokoi (横井 軍平, Yokoi Gunpei, 10 September 1941 – 4 October 1997), sometimes transliterated Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer. He was a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game & Watch handheld system, inventor of the cross-shaped Control Pad, the original designer of the Game Boy, and producer of a few long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises such as Metroid and Kid Icarus.

Source : Wikipedia