Died in USA the developer, in whose honor was named the game Super Mario

© NintendoПерсонаж the game Super Mario of Nintendo. Archival photoDied in USA the developer, in whose honor was named the game Super Mario© Nintendo

Successful American Builder Mario Segal, after whom the company was named the Nintendo game character Super Mario, has died at the age of 84 in Washington state, according to the obituary prepared by the Seattle Times newspaper.

Segal passed away surrounded by family on October 27. It is noted that he loved hunting, fishing and Italian cuisine.

Nintendo rented from Segal and warehouse in the 1970-ies, and the game creators have decided to name the character after him.

«He was the inspiration behind the name (character – edition) Super Mario Nintendo, since they were tenants in its business Park in the 1970s,» reads the obituary. It is noted that Segal was always hiding from the fame associated with the iconic game, and wanted to be known for what he achieved in business.

CC BY-SA 4.0 / JohnnyRRusso / Mario Segal. 1952Died in USA the developer, in whose honor was named the game Super MarioCC BY-SA 4.0 / JohnnyRRusso / Mario Segal. 1952

Today Super Mario is the best selling video game franchise of all time, says the blog Kotaku, specializing in computer games. In addition, it is also one of the biggest series in the history of the gaming industry. The main character in the game is the American plumber of Italian origin Mario.

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