A heartbreaking announcement was made over the weekend, as we learned of the passing of Satoru Iwata, the CEO of Nintendo. Iwata lost his battle with cancer on July 11 at the youthful age of 55, taking a small piece of our childhood with him. Today, July 13th, Twitter user @Kaorin1211 shared a photo  of a rainbow over the Nintendo World Headquarters. Mourning fans across the globe are calling it Iwata's 'Rainbow Road' to Heaven.

@Kaorin1211 via Twitter

Game developer Bunjie tweeted a quote from Iwata following the news:

“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”

The news of Satoru's death ignited the internet with some touching tributes from around the world.