I am truly saddened by this news. I will never forget the awe and thrilled admiration I felt as a twelve year old boy, watching Neil take those first footsteps upon another world. He was a true hero in every sense of the word, not the least because of his quiet unassuming nature and reluctance to succumb to celebrity. He and his peers were (and remain) my idols. They just don't make them like that any more.