OK, this isn't drama class people. Iwata passes away, someone asks who's going to replace him and people are over dramatic about some random person over the internet like its this big problem. Nintendo themselves have already thought about it, so why moan and wine about a random thread. Why are people playing the victim card and the hero card? I would guess that you guys care more about your words than you do about Iwata's passing otherwise you wouldn't be constantly bumping a thread with any sort of response what-so-ever.
I feel bad for all of his friends and family, the people he worked with, the people who knew him as in the people who will actually miss more than just his work.
I agree. People making these threads are being attacked for no reason. That was the first thing that popped up in my head when my friend told me the news, what is going to happen to Nintendo? However this question didn't concern to the NX or the sales of Nintendo but the workers themselves. I feel horrible for them as they worked with this man for years and now are struck with this news. I hope they pause any type of project or work they were working on so they don't force themselves to work and have time to recollect themselves. Me personally, I was sad but wasn't hard touched like the people attacking other threads. It's not being heartless thinking about the future of Nintendo because honestly I never met Iwata to judge him, yes I disagreed with his intentions but I still care for the path of Nintendo and what to come. Hopefully Nintendo releases a video of the things he did for their company and a memorial for him.
As for his successor? I don't know since many would think its hard to fill his shoes and continue his work or simply the fact that they need time to grieve before they replace him. Hopefully they have a back-up that will come soon enough before some grubby money person uses this as and advantage. My condolonces to his family and his closest workers.