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Stephen Hawking dies, world loses its brightest star

 Agencies |  2018-03-14 04:20:09.0  0  Comments

Stephen Hawking dies, world loses its brightest star

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday.

"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency.
"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."
Hawking defied predictions he would only live for a few years after developing a form of motor neurone disease that left him confined to a wheelchair.
"His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world," the family said.
"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." —AFP

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