In case you missed it over the weekend, either because you disconnected from the Internet to enjoy the last few days of summer, or don't have a Facebook account, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon and who made "one giant leap for mankind," died at the age of 82. Armstrong passed away on Saturday, August 25 as a result of complications from cardiovascular procedures, his family said in a statement.
The famed astronaut had undergone heart bypass surgery earlier this month in Cincinnati, close to where he lived, The New York Times reports. His recovery was reportedly going well, so his death came as a surprise.
"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's familiy said in a statement.
NASA also issued a statement, saying "As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's first step on the world beyond our own."
Neil Armstrong is survived by his wife, two sons, a stepson and stepdaughter, 10 grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.