Renowned physicist and one of the brightest stars of science, Stephen Hawking, has sadly passed away at the age of 76. He was one of the biggest sources of inspiration for an entire world, shaping modern cosmology with his insights and teaching us that anything is possible just as long as you don’t give up.
His family confirmed the sad news through an official statement released on Wednesday morning. He reportedly died in his home in Cambridge, surrounded by his loving family.
His three children, Robert, Lucy, and Tim, are reportedly extremely sad and thanked everyone for their kind words. His three children survive him, from his first marriage to Jane Wilde.
Apart from being a huge inspiration for millions, for his fellow scientists, Hawking was a man with a wicked sense of humor and a very bright personality. His amazing intellect and his illness made him a symbol.
The man in his special chair and the iconic robotic voice which was usually cracking jokes will forever be remembered.
A Brief History of Stephen Hawking
At the age of 21, back in 1963, doctors diagnosed him with motor neuron disease. Initially, his life expectancy was of two years, but Hawking defied medicine and survived for over fifty more years.
“It wouldn’t be much of a Universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love”
Stephen Hawking’s health issue made him realize that he was enjoying life more with the cloud of death over his head. So, he began studying more and more and set his primary goal to be the complete understanding of the universe.
After achieving numerous distinction and becoming one of the most important figures of the science world, Hawking released his famous A Brief History of Time. This would later turn him into a worldwide superstar, in 1988.
His most recent advice was for humanity to start looking for other planets to relocate to. His idea was shared by many others, including billionaire Elon Musk.
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