John Kirby, longtime time lawyer at Nintendo and the namesake of Kirby has sadly passed away at age 79. Kirby has helped Nintendo through multiple lawsuits over the years, most notably their lawsuit with Universal over the Donkey Kong arcade game. Kirby, one of Nintendo’s most famous characters, was also named after him. It’s easy to say that without Kirby Nintendo would be a much different company today. He passed away on October 2nd due to blood cancer. Everyone at Jack of All Controllers would like to offer our condolences to the Kirby family during this tough time.

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