Post by Nester the Lark on Oct 4, 2019 11:14:03 GMT -5
According to USGamer, former Nintendo lawyer John Kirby has passed away at the age of 79 due to complications from blood cancer.
Kirby was the lawyer who took over for Howard Lincoln during the infamous Donkey Kong lawsuit with Universal. Obviously, he also shares a name with the Nintendo character. I seem to recall an interview with (I think) Shigeru Miyamoto where he said the character Kirby wasn't directly named after John Kirby, but the connection was definitely something they took into account when naming him. (There might be a link somewhere around here on the forum.)