Pokémon Creator Caught Up In Death Hoax

By Darryl Kaye on March 13, 2011, 2:19PM EST

Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon, has put to rest rumours that stated he had been killed during the catastrophic events that have transpired recently in Japan.

The inappropriate rumour was started by a user on Twitter, but Tajiri-san himself has shot it down. On his Facebook page, he said "Dear Hummingbirds, what's this nonsense about me being dead? Also, I don't work at Nintendo Japan, I'm the CEO of Game Freak (everybody is fine). More importantly, if you can, help Japan."

Nintendo of America also stated "During the earthquake, no one at Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent structural damage."

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