BREAKING Legendary Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead

  • 2018-03-14
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN
(Video Above of Stephen Hawking Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom)

The world just lost an icon. Fox News reports:

Stephen Hawking, the famed theoretical physicist who defied a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to live virtually his entire adult life with the disease – in a wheelchair and paralyzed but making constant contributions to a world few could understand – has died at age 76, a family spokesman said.

He was not modest about what he wanted to do. "My goal is simple," he once said. "It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."

Hawking reached his eighth decade, but was forced to miss a scientific debate to mark his 70th birthday in January 2012 because he was discharged from a hospital only two days earlier. His personal assistant told the Daily Telegraph at the time his speech was getting noticeably slower, sometimes only a word a minute.

As part of the events surrounding his birthday, Hawking gave a rare interview to New Scientist magazine and declared there was still one puzzle left for him. Asked what he thought about most during the day, Hawking replied, "Women. They are a complete mystery."

Some of those that met him memorialized Hawking on Twitter:

Video of Stephen Hawking's final speech:
 Source: AAN
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