Stephen Hawking, Dead at 76

A Visionary

We’ve lost an extremely brilliant man, Stephen Hawking. The man who fought ALS like a champ and showed us how to do it with style. His mind was like no other, and we’re sure going to miss him.

Born in Oxford, the English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge was best known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity. Family members say he died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England this morning.

Hawking was diagnosed at 21 with ALS and was told he’d only have a few years to live. Eventually, the only muscle he was able to move was a single cheek muscle. But this cheek muscle helped him communicate through the help of a speech-generating device. And he sure showed them! He lived over five decades with this terrible disease.

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He was funny too!

Here’s one of my favourite interviews of him with John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

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