Historic Pilot Chuck Yeager, Inspiration for The Right Stuff, Passes Away at 97

Historic Pilot Chuck Yeager, Inspiration for The Right Stuff, Passes Away at 97

Comic Book·2020-12-08 13:06

Chuck Yeager, an iconic World War II fighter pilot whose life served as inspiration for The Right Stuff, has passed away at the age of 97. The news was confirmed on Monday night via a post on Yeager's official Twitter page, written by his wife Victoria. In the post, Victoria notes that Yeager passed away just before 9 pm ET on Monday, adding that he lived "an incredible life well lived" and that his "legacy of strength, adventure, and patriotism will be remembered forever". Yeager made headlines for being the first person to ever break the sound barrier while in flight.

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