Physicist Stephen Hawking dies, age 76

British physicist Stephen Hawking attends the New Space Exploration Initiative 'Breakthrough Starshot' Announcement at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. File Photo by Dennis Van Tine//UPI

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family said.

The Briton was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books, including “A Brief History of Time.”

Professor Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement that he had died at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday.

The statement reads: “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.”

The family asked for privacy but added their thanks to “everyone who has been by Professor Hawking’s side and supported him — throughout his life”.


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