American icon Neil Armstrong, the first man to
walk on the moon, died Saturday (Aug. 25) due to heart-surgery
complications, officials said.
Armstrong's family reiterated his accomplishments, saying in a
statement, "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
The family statement went on, "For those who may ask what they
can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his
example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next
time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling
down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."