The first person to ever break the sound barrier is dead.
Chuck Yeager, world-renowned fighter pilot and test pilot died Monday shortly before 9 p.m.
It was announced on his Twitter account.
In 34 years with the military which started in the Second World War as a P-51 pilot Yeager shot down 11 enemy aircraft and on October 14, 1947 flew the Bell-X1 at Mach 1 while at 45,000 feet.
No plans have been made public for his funeral or other arrangements at this time.