Japan’s ‘Father of Pac-Man’ Dies at Age 91

Japanese toy and game software maker Bandai Namco Holdings said on Monday that its founder Masaya Nakamura, known as “Father of Pac-Man,” has died at the age of 91.

Nakamura, who has served as a top adviser to the company, died on Jan. 22, the group said in a statement. It did not give details of the cause of his death.

Pac-Man, a monster-eating game, went on sale in 1980 and proved a big hit in Japan and internationally, prompting the Guinness Book of World Records to name it as the...

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