BREAKING: Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead at Age 76

FILE – In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Professor Stephen Hawking arrives for the Interstellar Live show at the Royal Albert Hall in central London. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

 

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

A spokesman for the Hawking family announced the news in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is assisted off the tarmac at the Kennedy Space Center by his caregiver, Monica Guy, as he is applauded by members of the flight crew after completing a zero-gravity flight, Thursday, April 26, 2007, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Free of his wheelchair and tethered only to heart rate and blood pressure monitors, Hawking on Thursday fulfilled a dream of floating weightless on a zero-gravity jet, a step he hopes leads to further space adventures. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

 

Many fans and celebrities expressed their condolences and thanks for the gift of such a brilliant mind – one that changed the way humans relate to the cosmos and the world around them forever.

Hawking’s life was the subject of the Oscar-winning film “The Theory of Everything”. He was a best-selling author. Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 1962. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, and two sons, Tim and Robert.

“Here are the most important pieces of advice that I’ve passed on to my children. One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember is it rare and don’t throw it away.”


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