The explorer Matthew Henson died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Along with his traveling partner, Robert Peary, he became the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909.
He was raised by his uncle after his parents died. He married Lucy Ross in 1906.
“I think I’m the first man to sit on top of the world.” (Matthew Henson)