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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking, best-known theoretical physicist of his time, dies at 76

by Robert Barr, Associated Press
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died March 14, 2018, at the age of 76. (Andrew Cowie / AFP/Getty Images)
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died March 14, 2018, at the age of 76.
(Andrew Cowie / AFP/Getty Images)
Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old.

Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England.

The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, "A Brief History of Time," became an international best seller, making him one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.

"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years," his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. "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."

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