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Physicist and author Professor Stephen Hawking has died, aged 76
Famed physicist and author remembered for his contribution to science
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 5:57am
Professor Stephen Hawking has died at his home in Cambridge, aged 76.
Hawking’s family released a statement confirming his death in the early hours of this morning.
In a statement, Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert and Tim, paid tribute to their father, saying: “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,” they added.
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The BBC described Hawking as “a man of great humour”, who became a “popular ambassador for science” and was “always careful to ensure that the general public had ready access to his work.”
Hawking was best known for his study into black holes and relativity, as well as being the author of several best-selling books, including A Brief History of Time.
Hawking was born on 8 January, 1942, in Oxford, going on to earn a place at Oxford University where he studied natural science in 1959.
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