Alan Stone, one of the cofounders of Nintendo of America, passed away last Friday.
Al Stone was instrumental in the foundation of NoA in its formative days. Stone was one of the men responsible for getting Nintendo arcade machines, such as Donkey Kong, in bars, restaurants, and arcades. He stayed with Nintendo from 1981 to 1994, when he left and went over to at-the-time competitor Sega.
He died, at 71, on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner Darlene, his daughter, and a grandson.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.