Neil Armstrong Dead at 82

The first man on the moon died of complications following a cardiovascular procedure.
3:00 | 08/25/12

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We have lost an American icon. Neil Armstrong the first man to step foot on the moon has died so many Americans remembering that all the adventure that brought -- national pride. Meaning -- likely remembering where you were and when you were there when you heard this. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- strong offering those words of an historic July night in 1969 it was a moment that brought the country together. The moon walk by Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the most watched television broadcast up to that point in history. Neil Armstrong had heart surgery earlier this month just days after his 82 birthday. That his wife later reportedly telling friends he was doing well with his recovery. Passing today of a true American hero carrying a pioneering spirit right in the space Neil Armstrong has died we will have much more on his passing tonight on world news. And all afternoon at abcnews.com.

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