Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, dead at 97
Written by PD on December 15, 2020
The legendary pilot and retired brigadier general became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Chuck Yeager, the historic test pilot portrayed in the movie “The Right Stuff,” is dead at the age of 97, according to a tweet posted on his account late Monday.
“It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET,” said the tweet, attributed to his wife, actress Victoria Scott D’Angelo. “An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.”