Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86: 'Kindest Man I Ever Knew,' Says Wife of 40 Years

Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 86.

According to a statement from Bean’s family, the astronaut was “surrounded by those who loved him” when he “died peacefully” on Saturday at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Two weeks earlier, he suddenly became ill while traveling in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew. He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly,” Alan’s wife Leslie, to whom...

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