Physicist Stephen Hawking death 76
Famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking dies.
The famous British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in the early hours of March 13 at the age of 76, a family spokesman said.
Hawking, who sits in a wheelchair and lived most of his life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (als), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, was best known for his work with black holes, quantum gravity and relativity, among other things.
The scientist also taught mathematics and physics and famously wrote the best-selling science book “A Brief History of Time.”
Many celebrities have their sympathy with Hawking’s family, including actor Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Hawking in the 2014 film “The Theory of Everything.”
“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an amazing scientist, and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and my thoughts are with his extraordinary family,” the actor said in a statement.
Read on for a look at other celebrity reactions.
there is a big black hole in my heart hours for Pi-day. Rest In Peace @Steven_Hawking… See you in the next ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
RIP Stephen Hawking. Really very sad to hear. If you haven’t already, read A Brief History of the Time. It will make the world more awesome and beautiful and strange. It will also make you feel smart and stupid at the same time.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 14, 2018
One of the greatest thinkers our species has ever produced has returned to the stars. It is a great loss for the scientific community. He was a hero to many. Stephen Hawking, let us have the honor of your work, taking into account the importance of the scientific research. https://t.co/BuNaEUrcer
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 14, 2018
Thank you #StephenHawking for sharing your brilliant mind with us! RIP and what a beautiful exit to leave us on #PiDay 3.14.
Thank you, Stephen Hawking. ❤️
If we were in the vicinity of Pi-day (3.14) I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era. #StephenHawking is free of the physical limitations of this earthly condition we all exist in and he is high above us now wondered about all of this. pic.twitter.com/o3V0TZrppj
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 14, 2018
RIP #stephenhawking Not only your brilliance, but your sense of humor will be sorely missed by everyone. “Life would be tragic if it is not funny.” — Stephen Hawking
.@TheSimpsons RIP Stephen Hawking. A sense of humor as big as the universe. pic.twitter.com/528kWRhfVR
— Al Jean (@AlJean) March 14, 2018
A new star in the sky tonight. Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking. Your advice and wisdom in life. pic.twitter.com/RqUjo4qQa8
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 14, 2018
Wow. Stephen Hawking. Nothing but respect. R. I. P.
Boy George (@BoyGeorge) March 14, 2018
A proof that disability is not “inability”, and that people with a disability can achieve what they have in their minds.
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) March 14, 2018