Professor Stephen hawking has died at the age of 76 his family confirmed.
The scientist, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neuron disease (MND) at the age of 22, passed away earlier this morning at his Cambridge home. (Wednesday 14 March 2018) His daughter and two sons, Lucy, Tim and Robert said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.”
He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.
He once said, “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” We will miss him forever.
Professor Hawking was wheelchair bound since 1970 as a result of his battle with ALS throughout his life and has used a computerised voice to communicate since 1985.
The renowned genius, who graduated from Cambridge University, also held a post at the college’s maths department for 30 years until he retired in 2009.
Tributes have poured in on social media from celebrities and fellow scientists from all over the world following the news that Prof Hawking passed away. Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson said: “His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty.”
‘Not only your brilliance, but your sense of humor will be sorely missed by all.’
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Post time: Mar-20-2018