One of the greatest minds of our time, physicist and author Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, according to news reports from the United Kingdom.
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” Hawking’s family said in a statement released on Wednesday morning.
We will be updating this breaking news story with more information soon.
Tributes to the professor have already started streaming in on social media:
“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” RIP Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/5f49ucp2Of
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) March 14, 2018
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away”
— Julia Wilde (@Julia_SCI) March 14, 2018
The universe just became a little less comprehensible. Vale #StephenHawking
— Ms D 🌈💕 (@msdwrites) March 14, 2018
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) March 14, 2018
Updates to come.