Neil Armstrong dies at 82

Updated: August 26, 2012 13:08 IST

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died on August 25 at the age of 82. The former U.S. astronaut underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries. His family released a statement saying: "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures," the family said in a statement. "Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

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