View Full Version : Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

August 25th, 2012, 04:39 PM
(CNN) -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 82.
"We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures," Armstrong's family said in a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WKRC (http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Neil-Armstrong-The-First-Man-on-the-Moon-Has-Died/c6nHOxuaNE-ukkuPbUIG-A.cspx).
Armstrong underwent heart surgery this month.
"While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves," his family said.

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