Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist and Author of ‘A Brief History of Time,’ Dies at 76


British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the author of the worldwide best-selling book A Brief History of Time and the subject of the Oscar-nominated film The Theory of Everything, has died. He was 76.

Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim confirmed the news to the BBC 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.”

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