The First Man to Land on the Moon – Neil Armstrong Dead at 82
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died today. He was 82.
According to TMZ, Armstrong underwent heart surgery earlier this month, just a few days after his birthday.
In a statement his family said Armstrong had passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. The family described him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and also as “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job.”
When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, he fulfilled the goal that had been set by President John F. Kennedy just eight years earlier.
That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.
R.I.P Neil Armstrong