Goro Hasegawa, designer of Othello, dies at 83

While not as prolific as other designers like Eric Lang or Reiner Knizia, Goro Hasegawa did make his mark by designing the modern version of the game Reversi that we call Othello.  As of last Monday, June 20th, Goro Hasegawa passed away in his home, he was the current chairman of the Japan Othello Association and was planning on attending the World Othello Championship in November, hosted by his organization.  To read more on his passing you can look at the article on the Japan Times website.