Scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

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14 Mar 2018 11:57 - +24444
Isn't it weird that, despite his having a famously incurable terminal illness, the thought of this happening really never occurred to me?
14 Mar 2018 11:48 - +19021
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." Rest In Peace Mr. Hawking.
14 Mar 2018 11:49 - +17622
"I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first." Stephen Hawking
14 Mar 2018 11:51 - +17463
It's a shame but, I think he lived a very fulfilling life. He got an illness that usually kills most people in an incredibly short time, and then he lived out to a pretty healthy and average lifespan. All while being one of the most famous scientists of all-time, a person that was an inspiration and got so many others interested in science. I have nothing but respect for him, I don't think history will ever forget this man.
14 Mar 2018 11:50 - +11063
Wow. This caught me off guard so hard.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +10816
I wonder if any time travelers will come to his funeral.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +7215
For all the jokes made at his expense, this man was at the cutting edge of physics and our place in the universe. RIP and hopefully future explorations and discovery does your legacy justice.
14 Mar 2018 11:48 - +5652
RIP to one of the greatest minds in the past century.
14 Mar 2018 11:49 - +5319
I didn't even realize he was that old! Completely shocked god damn
14 Mar 2018 11:47 - +3719
He was a man that truly changed the world and the way we look at the world.
14 Mar 2018 11:49 - +3312
There’s always those deaths where you read it & can’t believe that the news is real and this is one of them. Damn, RIP 🙏🏼
14 Mar 2018 11:49 - +1439
RIP to one of the smartest men in the world.
14 Mar 2018 11:49 - +1274
Will always remember him from this from my childhood RIP
14 Mar 2018 11:48 - +831
We’ve lost a true icon.
14 Mar 2018 11:55 - +633
As a current physics undergrad, Stephen Hawking was one of the people that got me into this amazing field in the first place. :(
14 Mar 2018 11:58 - +506
This man made ALS his bitch for decades
14 Mar 2018 11:53 - +503
The Theory of Everything is a great movie that details the life of Stephen Hawking, it gave me a whole new level of admiration for him because of everything he has endured.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +455
"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious"
14 Mar 2018 11:58 - +371
Favorite Hawking anecdote, from [the Guardian]( >He began to use crutches in the 1960s, but long fought the use of a wheelchair. When he finally relented, he became notorious for his wild driving along the streets of Cambridge, not to mention the intentional running over of students’ toes and the occasional spin on the dance floor at college parties.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +355
The fact he made it this far was remarkable and really speaks volumes about his inner strength and fortitude. RIP. Hes one of the rare men you know will never suffer a second death. He will be remembered for generations.
14 Mar 2018 11:53 - +348
Even though he had a terrible disease, he still seemed to have an incredible amount of life inside of him. RIP
14 Mar 2018 11:55 - +325
Wow, Totally in shock. I don't normally get affected by celebrity deaths, but this one gets me, because he still had so much to give. A fighter his entire life. His name will never be forgotten, going down with the likes of Albert Einstein.
14 Mar 2018 11:55 - +274
I was really not expecting this, nor was I expecting to be so emotionally impacted. Damn. Rest in peace.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +262
Is it weird to think he was gonna be like Christopher lee and just always be there? There is Hawking, in his chair. Almost unkillable.
14 Mar 2018 11:52 - +259
I have to read a Brief History of Time again.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +258
"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love." - Professor Hawking
14 Mar 2018 11:48 - +254
Absolutely gutted, what a man
14 Mar 2018 11:52 - +236
I was thinking the other day that I've been too young to see much history, all these geniuses I would read in textbooks had all died from hundreds to thirty years ago. Stephen Hawking though, one of the world's greatest minds, and I had the honor to have lived in his world. I think the next few years in space exploration will do him proud, and I'm sure we will all wish he could stay to see them. I'm shocked Rest In Peace.
14 Mar 2018 12:08 - +182
He was given a life expectancy of 2 years in 1963, and died 55 years later. Dude probably outlived every single person involved in that diagnosis. Well played.
14 Mar 2018 11:49 - +174
14 Mar 2018 11:58 - +142
End of an era. Holy shit.
14 Mar 2018 11:59 - +136
I love what Neil Degrasse Tyson once said: if aliens came to Earth and saw most humans like we see most gorillas, Stephen Hawking would be the Koko who was bounds above the rest of us despite his physical limitations. Almost a shame that the Tesla heading to Mars couldn't take him on the ride - would have been a fitting end to a man who broke scientific barriers from the confines of a wheel chair.
14 Mar 2018 11:51 - +93
History will remember this man, he will not be forgotten
14 Mar 2018 11:58 - +89
"I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. " ~Stephen Hawking Rest in peace, you will be missed.
14 Mar 2018 11:52 - +79
Man, that's a tough one. I honestly thought he was gonna make it to 100 at least, rocking some cyborg parts.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +73
Damn, just kinda never expected.
14 Mar 2018 11:57 - +60
Man that's so sad. Stephen Hawkings was just one of those guys that I kind of never thought would die. To be as great and inspiring as he was with his condition takes true motivition.
14 Mar 2018 11:57 - +50
*“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”* Thank you for helping us understand a little bit more...
14 Mar 2018 11:55 - +42
Thank you Mr. Hawking, you helped generations to wonder more.
14 Mar 2018 11:58 - +35
He will go down in history as one of the world's most brilliant minds. In his memory, may more of his books be read.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +32
This is one of those deaths I knew had to eventually come but now that it's happened it doesn't exactly feel like it's actually happened. rip to a legend, one of the realest to ever do it
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +28
World's lost one of its greatest people. Massive loss
14 Mar 2018 12:09 - +26
Died at the same age as Einstein. What a world.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +25
We've lost one of our greatest minds. It's a sad day.

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