Stephen Hawking has passed away at 76 years old

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14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +2678
It is sad but we should just be happy that he lasted as long as he did, given the condition of his health. The worst part is that he didn't live long enough to get his Nobel Prize for Hawking Radiation. Anyone moved by his passing should consider donating to the ALS Assosciation or another charity of their choice.
14 Mar 2018 12:02 - +2470
RIP. Glad to say I lived during your time.
14 Mar 2018 11:55 - +1748
"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 12:18 - +1018
I read *A Brief History of Time* in 6th grade. Didn’t understand most of it then but helped give me a life long appreciation of science and physics. I recently re-read it and understood more, it’s a start! RIP Professor Hawking.
14 Mar 2018 12:16 - +730
He would die on pi day...
14 Mar 2018 12:04 - +494
A remarkable man with an even more remarkable story. As someone involved in ALS research, he was a beacon of hope for so many patients. An inspiration to us all. RIP
14 Mar 2018 11:58 - +387
Lost one of the greatest minds of the 20th century..Rest iun peace.
14 Mar 2018 12:02 - +309
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered. Stephen Hawking 1942-2018 R.I.P.
14 Mar 2018 12:24 - +287
RIP Stephen, you will be missed. Goodbye Reddit, I’m leaving this account in honor of the tragedy.
14 Mar 2018 12:04 - +272
This is one of the most heartbreaking deaths yet. Absolute legend. Godspeed and goodnight.
14 Mar 2018 12:14 - +234
This never even seemed feasible, right? I just figured he'd be scooting around forever.
14 Mar 2018 12:21 - +203
Wikipedia says he died on March 14th. Being on the US west coast, it's still March 13th here. It's like he died in the future in a symbolic way. Edit: Of course everyone dies in the future, but like, you get me?
14 Mar 2018 12:12 - +169
I hope they have saved recordings of his voice.
14 Mar 2018 12:08 - +109
So long Star Man.
14 Mar 2018 12:11 - +102
Very sad. His predictions may well turn out like the Einstein's have. At the time, no one could prove what Einstein was saying was true, and its only in the last few decades science is discovering he was almost... always right. Hawking radiation might turn out the same way.
14 Mar 2018 12:08 - +60
He had an amazing mind and determination to match it living through such a crippling disease. He really changed the way we think about what is around us ! Respect
14 Mar 2018 12:27 - +59
Too bad he went before he got to see the first picture of the event horizon of a black hole, which is going to come out later this year. But I guess he gets to seem them from upclose now.
14 Mar 2018 12:31 - +54
All things considered, I never actually thought he'd ever die, I am shook.
14 Mar 2018 12:14 - +41
He died on Pi Day
14 Mar 2018 12:01 - +33
Rest in peace, you legend.
14 Mar 2018 12:06 - +31
I lived in the time of one of the greatest of minds that mankind had to offer. I mourn for our loss.
14 Mar 2018 12:15 - +31
Heartbreaking. The world feels darker, but the universe is one star brighter tonight.
14 Mar 2018 12:33 - +30
Bruce Lee once said the key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering, and that's why Dr Stephen Hawkings will live forever.
14 Mar 2018 12:27 - +27
That was so unexpected that when I read the headline I thought it was a joke... R.I.P. Stephen Hawking, we will miss your incredible mind.
14 Mar 2018 12:26 - +23
A very sad moment in history. Earth has lost one of the most intelligent and remarkable humans of our generation. Generations down the road, kids will read about Hawking in books next to the names of Einstein, Galileo, and Newton. Who knows, maybe some of Hawkings theories will be proven... I think only at that time, after we prove his theories about the universe, the world will truly feel the pain of this loss. RIP Stephen Hawking.
14 Mar 2018 12:29 - +19
Yesterday I watched that black hole documentary that appeared on r/documentaries recently. Stephen Hawking was in it. While watching the documentary (I really enjoyed it) I realized it was on the older style by the film it was using, about late 90s early 2000's (I think) and it made realize just how old Stephen Hawking was I started thinking that it is amazing that the dude is still alive. Here I am the very next night seeing the news on reddit 33m ago that he passed. Damn. Rest in peace, your existence was a great favor to humanity.
14 Mar 2018 12:28 - +18
Growing up gives us the illusion that important or meaningful figures in our lives will be there forever. Losing Dr. Hawking was one of those people and losing him feels unreal. He truly was one of the greats
14 Mar 2018 16:38 - +14
His last comment on reddit is resounding. >**If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution.** **So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.**
14 Mar 2018 12:11 - +13
Thank you for all your contributions to humanity. May you go down in history as an equal to the other greats: Einstein, Darwin, Newton, Curie, ect.
14 Mar 2018 12:20 - +10
Very unlikely we will ever see a mind as brilliant as his in the near future. Do not go gentle into that good night.
14 Mar 2018 12:04 - +9
Oh man. Rest in peace. He was definitely one of the top minds in physics.
14 Mar 2018 12:31 - +9
>Hawking was born on Jan. 8, 1942 ― the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death ― in Oxford, England Reincarnation after 300 years confirmed. Early adopters may notice adverse results.
14 Mar 2018 15:56 - +8
The man who did more than almost anyone else in the history of mankind to show humanity the vastness of space has died. Not only did he die, but he died on a day that represents a number that never ends either, Pi. Even more ironically he died on the same day as Albert Einstein's birthday. This is extremely symbolic to me. He will go down as a modern-day genius and will be talked about for 100's of years to come. The day he died will only add to his mysticism. RIP Mr. Hawking.
14 Mar 2018 12:34 - +7
I don't know why I can't seem to wrap my brain around this. I guess he was a constant in my tiny little universe. I feel like things are skewed just ever so slightly *wrong* now. Rest in peace, Mr. Hawking. May all the mysteries of the Universe be revealed to you now.
14 Mar 2018 12:08 - +7
This is incredibly sad. Even in the circumstances life had thrown his way, he had humor, a great thinker and inspiration.
14 Mar 2018 12:30 - +6
"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at." Thanks for being an inspiration for us all.
14 Mar 2018 16:33 - +6
R.I.P. When Stephen Hawking was asked the following question in 2009.. What, if anything, do you fear about death? He responded with this answer.. "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." And I couldn't agree more with his answer.
14 Mar 2018 13:26 - +6
I recall reading about a *time traveller's* party he hosted wherein he didn't announce the party until after it was over, just to see if any time travellers showed up from the future. When I checked his page on Wikipedia it indicates that he died on 2018\-03\-14. After reading that I looked at the clock on my desktop and saw that it's 2018\-03\-13. It seems somehow appropriate that the news of his passing has travelled back in time.
14 Mar 2018 13:03 - +6
At least he died doing what he loved. Heroin.
14 Mar 2018 12:31 - +5
Can someone list what made him so famous? What did he do
14 Mar 2018 12:50 - +5
RIP Thank you for your contributions to the human race, Stephen Hawking.
14 Mar 2018 12:26 - +5
Of all the days he passed away on, it had to be Pi Day. And like Pi, his impact on this world will be constantly with us.
14 Mar 2018 12:33 - +5
Time zones are crazy. He died tomorrow.
14 Mar 2018 12:14 - +5
I wish he could see what we make and what we become in the next 10 years
14 Mar 2018 15:21 - +3
Man, I was just saying yesterday that it is remarkable how long he's kept going considering his condition. I had a pang of dread that his time was near.
14 Mar 2018 13:16 - +3
The world has lost one of its greatest minds.
14 Mar 2018 12:26 - +3
He got so close to seeing a black hole captured on video.
14 Mar 2018 13:01 - +3
He's going to go down as one of the greatest minds of all time. And I'm grateful to say that I lived in his era.
14 Mar 2018 15:59 - +3
May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace, Stephen shall be remembered for many ages to come, for his sense of love of science and the universe in such an incredibly talented and selfless manner.
14 Mar 2018 13:02 - +3
Gone but not forgotten. Seriously, I take solace in the fact that we as a human collective will not forget the man who taught us so much while physically capable of so little. If a heaven does exist, Dr. Hawking, you’re there walking around right now.
14 Mar 2018 16:10 - +3
I’m not usually one to care about ‘celebrity’ deaths, but damn, this really bummed me out when I heard it on the radio. RIP Sir.
14 Mar 2018 13:09 - +3
One of the most incredible and influential minds in the history of mankind. I'm glad he at caught glimpses of our world's collective renewed interest in space before he passed. RIP.
14 Mar 2018 13:03 - +3
Born on Galileo’s Birthday. Died on Einstein’s Birthday. RIP.

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