Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Stephen Hawking dead at 76 (KUTV)

(KUTV) - Famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, according to a statement by his family.

Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Hawking’s children said in a statement:

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," Hawking's three children said in a statement “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 [sic] 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 for ever [sic]," the family said.

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