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Stephen Hawking Quotes: Physicist Battling ALS For Decades Dies Aged 76

Stephen Hawking world renowned physicist dies at 76 Stephen Hawking Quotes: Physicist Battling ALS For Decades Dies Aged 76
Kristine Garrett | 14 March, 2018, 08:09

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died early on Wednesday, his family said.

His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world", they said.

According to Biography.com, "Scientist Stephen Hawking is known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and is the author of several popular science books including 'A Brief History of Time'".

Doctors expected Hawking to only live for a few years after his diagnoses at age 21, but he lived with this condition for over 5 decades.

Hawking's early struggles with scholarship, love and a devastating diagnosis was chronicled in the award-winning 2014 biopic, "The Theory of Everything".

In 1963 Professor Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. But Hawking had a form of the disease that progressed more slowly than usual.

He was confined to a wheelchair by the time he was 30, and in 1986, aged 44, his voice was removed to save his life after an attack of pneumonia.

Hawking was born January 8, 1942, in Oxford, and grew up in London and St. Albans, northwest of the capital.

He went on to become a researcher at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at the Gonville and Caius College. "I think they understood most of it".

In recent years, he had expressed concern on a number of topics, including the future of the United Kingdom's National Health Service, the end of the world, specifically Earth, and artificial intelligence. His 1988 book, A Brief of History of Time, skyrocketed him to mainstream fame.

Besides books, scholarships and lectures, Hawking has made guest appearances in live action and cartoon TV shows such as "The Simpsons, " "Futurama", "The Big Bang Theory" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Hawking divorced Jane in 1991, an acrimonious split that strained his relationship with their children. He had three children and three grandchildren.

He was also the subject of a 2013 documentary, "Hawking", in which he reflected on his life: "Because every day could be my last, I have the desire to make the most of each and every minute".

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