Stephen Hawking, 76, passed away peacefully in his home in Cambridge earlier On Wednesday. The English theoretical physicist diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) motor neurone disease at the age of 21 was expected to live for only two years, but he survived more than half a century. His death was announced by his children Lucy, Robert and Tim in a statement saying :
“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.”
Although Hawking’s disease reduce is mobility, his intellectual skills stayed sharp. While studying Sir Roger Penrose work, he combined Einstein’s theory of relativity with quantum theory suggesting that space and time begins with the Big Bang and ends in black holes. No just a physicist but also a cosmologist, writer and arose in many TV shows including The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory and Red Dwarf. Our condolence to his family.