Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76
British physicist Stephen Hawking died peacefully while sleeping at the age of 76, according to a family spokesman. Known all over the world, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking, a renowned mathematician, physicist and pop culture icon, died at the age of 76, his family said in a statement.
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father died today, he was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will endure for many years to come.” His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people from all over the world, “he said. three children said in a statement.
Hawking died while sleeping at his home in Cambridge.
As the news of his death spread, tributes from all over the world began to arrive.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote on Twitter that Hawking’s death “has left an intellectual vacuum in its wake, but it’s not empty, think of it as a kind of vacuum energy that permeates the structure of space-time that it can not measure.”