Death of Neil Armstrong

August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio | Age 82

First man on the moon dies
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LISA CORNWELL, The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described "nerdy" engineer who became a global hero when as a steely nerved U.S. pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with the first step on the moon. The modest man who entranced and awed people on Earth has died. He was 82.

Armstrong died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement from his family said. It didn't say where he died.


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