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Stephen Hawking Dies Wednesday at Age 76

Famed scientist outlives ALS prognosis by more than 50 years

March 14, 2018 - 12:35 am

Professor Stephen Hawking died at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday night at the age of 76.

Hawking is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists and minds of his time, especially in the realm of cosmetology. The famed scientist was not expected to see his 25th birthday after being diagnosed with ALS when he was 21. He spent 30 years as a professor in mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Here is a statement from Hawking's children:

"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."

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