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Neil Armstrong

Dead at 82

8/25/2012 12:19 PM PDT UPDATED: 8/25/2012 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825_neil_armstrong_getty_deadNeil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died today. He was 82.

Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, his family said in a statement. It is not known where he died.

The statement from Armstrong's family said in part, "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."

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft, which landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. During his three-hour walk on the moon's surface, he radioed back the famous line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."



Armstrong married his current wife Carol in 1999 and lived in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill. He stayed largely out of the public spotlight in recent years.

TMZ cameras caught Armstrong only once, back in 2009, where we asked him what celebrity he'd like to see in space and why his autographs is worth so much.

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bring back recent posts    

...end of life stinks...he sure has left a legacy...condolences too his family..sad time

737 days ago
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amazinglybored    

RIP Neil Armstrong. My condolences to his friends and family. It's a sad day.

737 days ago
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lmfao    

R.I.P end of an era

737 days ago
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ria    

My gosh, everyone is dying. That is one thing tha't zed promise to us. R.I.P.

737 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

RIP, a true hero........

737 days ago
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lmfao    

F YOU RUSSIA!!!!! We were there first.

737 days ago
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brownisclown    

RIP

737 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

Man went to the moon and we got Tang orange juice.

737 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I say we honor Mission Commander Armstrong by cremating him and sending his ashes to the moon. I mean, they sent Gene Roddenberry into space after he passed...I think we owe Armstrong the same honor.

737 days ago
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fstblk    

R.I.P. Mr. Armstrong.The skys just recieved their brightest star.

737 days ago
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Crytone    

See you Space Cowboy...
RIP

737 days ago
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GLaDOS    

RIP
Gone but never forgotten. He'll forever have a place in history and everybody will always know his name and accomplishments.

Seems like a slap in the face that a great man like Armstrong is dead but Lindsay Lohan continues on. Hell, she looks older than he did nowadays.

737 days ago
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susana    

Sad day for science :-( RIP

737 days ago
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wendy    

i remember that day well, black & white tv, my dad taking pics of the tv then the tv would go to nasa, seeing cheering. no high tech....goosebumps just the same

737 days ago
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Ace    

Now we will never know if it was real or not. RIP Neil

737 days ago
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