From The BBC – World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
Stephen Hawking was a brilliant human being who devoted his life to physics and making the world a more informed and enlightened place. His work has influenced not only science but culture as well. He appeared in pop culture in the TV shows The Big Bang Theory, Red Dwarf and The Simpsons. Both Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed him in movies based on his life. He leaves behind three children. Thank you Stephen for what you did to make our world better and to expand our understanding of the universe that surrounds each of us. Rest in power.