Tributes pour in for professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's finest scientific minds, has died at the age of 76, a family spokesman said.

He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

In a statement, his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said: "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."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."

At the age of 22, Hawking was told he only had a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease but he beat all the odds and survived to the age of 76.

People have been taking to Twitter to pay tribute to the professor.


Related Articles

Funeral of Stephen Hawking to be held in Cambridge today

A beautiful mind in a broken body - Physicist Stephen Hawking dies

This Morning criticised after Meghan Trainor song plays over Stephen Hawking tribute

8 times Stephen Hawking proved that physicists can be funny

More in this Section

South American species found climbing over Cork Airport fence

This dog’s indisputable fashion sense has made him an online star

Enjoy the brilliant pictures from Take Your Dog To Work Day

The melting of these toys in the heat of a car is pure entertainment


Today's Stories

Applied maths adds up for students as Leaving Cert exams finish

Ireland joins group to negotiate drug prices

Family told mobile home had to go

Up to 40 caravans ordered to leave retail park

Lifestyle

New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

More From The Irish Examiner