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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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charles    

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong, astronaut

755 days ago
62.

Lucas    

RIP

755 days ago
63.

Raejean    

The REAL "Man in the Moon!" And a symbol of national pride that the U.S. accomplished the phenomenal achievement of landing astronauts there. Hope his family sends him back up like Gene Roddenberry. R.I.P.

755 days ago
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anon    

R.I.P Mr. Neil Armstrong.

755 days ago
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Bridget    

What an amazing life. He will truly be an inspiration for all time. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Prayers to his family and friends. RIP Mr. Armstrong.

755 days ago
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KimmieKey    

Rest In Peace; Neil Armstrong. The USA loves you!!!

755 days ago
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wmkyle    

I can see it now. Neil is up there high fiving President J.F.K, as JFK had predicted there would be a man on the moon before the end of the Decade. RIP Sir. You did us proud.

755 days ago
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oink    

Poor Fools believe anything the Government tells you,

too stupid to think, we didn't have the technology in the 70's to do it, hell we couldn't keep the space shuttle from blowing up and killing the astronauts.

755 days ago
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Mike44090    

This must be where many the conspiracy theorists get their info from. I have to say it is convincing but I'm not buying it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRo9T-gDPk

755 days ago
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oink    

Why hasn'r China or Russia been to the moon, ? because it's isn't possible with the technology today.

755 days ago
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oink    

we can't keep a space ststion fron falling out of the sky, LOL 2 space shuttles blew up killing the astronauts, so yea, we went to the moon hahahahah

755 days ago
72.

Snaf    

We never landed on the moon. All a hoax.

755 days ago
73.

Snaf    

All a hoax. There was never a landing on the moon.

755 days ago
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john johnson    

r.i.p. neil.

755 days ago
75.

TheTruth    

I believe this story trumps that of the Jersey Tramp! Come on you guys......

755 days ago
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