Stephen Hawking dies peacefully aged 76 at his Cambridge home
The world’s most celebrated scientist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed.
His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: ‘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
‘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’.
They also said their father’s ‘courage, persistence, brilliance and humour inspired people across the world’.
FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR