Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76-World Reacts to Hawking's Death, "His is a death to mourn, but more importantly a life to celebrate".
Tragic news!!!! world-famous Physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier today, London Standard Time.
The Hawking family's spokesperson announced the sad news. According to the spokesperson, the British scientist is no longer with us.
Hawking is famous for his groundbreaking work in the theory of black holes and relativity. He also wrote several books regarding time and space which became an instant hit.
"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today."
They also added,
"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."
His three kids didn't hold back on praising their father as they accoladed his courage, persistence, brilliance and, humor.
As they ended their statement, they also said,
"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever."
Not only his family but the entire world will be missing him. American scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson also tweeted upon the death of Hawking.
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
In his professional life, Hawking made a lot of big changes in the world of science. He was the first one to set up the theory of quantum mechanics and cosmology as a union of relativity.
He got diagnosed with a severe neuron disease in 1963 which left him paralyzed his entire life. He authored A Brief History of Time in 1988. The book sold around 10 million copies.
World Reacts To Hawking's Death
Social media is flooded to pay tribute to the modern cosmology's brightest star. Many celebrities and scientist took to Twitter to give their heartfelt condolence.
I just heard about Stephen Hawking's passing. He was both a genius and my favorite Simpsons character. We'll miss you, buddy.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) March 14, 2018
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at the age of 21.
He wasn supposed to live past 25.
He just died, aged 76.
His is a death to mourn, but more importantly a life to celebrate.
— Kamahl Santamaria | Al Jazeera (@KamahlAJE) March 14, 2018
Once again a deep condolence to the family.