Sony announced on Tuesday that former Sony president and CEO Nobuyuki Idei passed away on June 2 due to liver failure.
He was named CEO of Sony in 1998, and served as chairman and CEO from 2000-2005.
Sony will hold a company memorial service for Idei at a later date.
Idei joined Sony in 1960, eventually becoming its director in 1989, and later its sixth president and representative director in 1995, a position he occupied until 2000.
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