Alan Stone, one of the co-founders of Nintendo of America, has passed away at age 71 due to cancer.
Alan Stone helped found Nintendo of America in 1981, and was a big part of their early efforts to distribute their arcades games like Radar Scope and Donkey Kong in North America. By 1994 he left Nintendo and joined Sega, serving as President and CEO of their arcade division, Sega Enterprises. After a decade at Sega he left and served in executive positions at game and tech industry games in the California bay area, most recently serving as a board member and COO of Nanotech Media.
He spoke about his time at Nintendo in an interview from 2013, which you can watch below.