Neil Armstrong Dead At 82
The first man on the moon Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82. He died at 2:45 in the afternoon yesterday due to complications from his recent cardiac bypass surgery. Armstrong’s family released a statement on his death,
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just going his job.” You can read the full statement here.
Neil and his moon walking partner Buzz Aldrin were the first people to ever walk on the moon back in 1969. His first words after setting foot on the moon’s surface for the first time are words that every American knows by heart, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong said.
What sad news, but you have to think that Armstrong was happy with his life. It’s not like he died thinking, “If only I could have did this…or that!” I mean, he went to the freaking moon! You can’t really top that. He’s probably one of the few people who died and actually thought there was nothing more he could do. He’s probably at the pearly gates, bragging to everyone about going to the moon.
Neil Armstrong was a great American hero and a badass. Rest in peace.