Born in 1942, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 22 and was told he only had two years left to live.
55 years later, after providing an enormous contribution to science, Professor Hawking passed away at the age of 76 peacefully in his home. Professor Hawking has done amazing things for this world and he will be missed.
He has been the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, and sold over 10 million copies of his book, A Brief History in Time. A theoretical physicist, he worked in the fields of general relativity, quantum gravity and cosmology.
Professor Hawkings will be missed by the world. Thank you for everything.