Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said Aug. 25, Reuters and others reported.
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures,” the family said in a statement. “Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.”
Armstrong had undergone cardiac bypass surgery in early August.
As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.
“A taciturn engineer and test pilot who was never at ease with his fame, Mr. Armstrong was among the most heroized Americans of the 1960s Cold War space race,” the Washington Post eulogized in one of the lengthier remembrances posted shortly after Armstrong’s death was announced.
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