Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

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14 Mar 2018 12:28 - +3113
He's destined to go down as a cultural icon of science. He was practically a living metaphor, the ultimate example of brains over brawn and mind over body. He embodied the sort of poetic dualism humans love, and as such he will be remembered for a very long time.
14 Mar 2018 12:25 - +1941
His name will live on alongside some of the greatest minds in modern history, like Democritus, Newton & Einstein etc he moved us forward just that little bit. We're just a little less blind & a little less ignorant each time one of these exceptional individuals come along.
14 Mar 2018 12:27 - +1440
"One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away." - Stephen Hawking Rest in peace! Thank you for your life.
14 Mar 2018 12:25 - +879
They gave you 2 years in 1963 Professor. God may not play dice with the universe, but you beat the odds anyway.
14 Mar 2018 13:01 - +610
I'll repost my comment since the other thread was deleted: If anyone is wondering why it's not Sir Stephen Hawking, he apparently declined knighthood in the 90s due to the government's handling of science funding. RIP
14 Mar 2018 13:51 - +487
I always loved the fact that he kept that robotic voice, even after he could have upgraded. And my favourite quote of his: "Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen."
14 Mar 2018 12:01 - +436
I work in a news studio and this was just announced on one of the daily shows. Normally when they get ‘breaking news’ it’s within half an hour to an hour of something happening, but this was within 5 minutes. With the kind of show it is I wasn’t sure whether to believe it at first.
14 Mar 2018 11:56 - +218
Rest in peace to a great mind.
14 Mar 2018 12:47 - +187
I was born too late to live in the time of Einstein, but I'm glad to have lived in the time of Hawking. RIP.
14 Mar 2018 11:54 - +111
This man lived far longer than what he was projected to with his disease. His contributions to the field of science cannot be understated. You will be missed.
14 Mar 2018 12:50 - +79
woah what this is the first thing I hear of when I wake up? damn RIP.
14 Mar 2018 12:37 - +66
Can we just take a moment to appreciate that he died on international Pi day? RIP
14 Mar 2018 12:58 - +58
Not just a role model to the physically disabled, but a role model to all people. I hope he makes it up there, among the stars, one way or another.
14 Mar 2018 12:39 - +54
Seems fitting that he died on pi day. RIP Hawking, you changed our world.
14 Mar 2018 12:57 - +50
With all our functioning bodies, most of us can't achieve a fraction of what he did. RIP.
14 Mar 2018 12:54 - +40
Stephen Hawking endorsed the boycott of Israeli apartheid in 2013, in support of Palestinian human rights. Despite massive backlash and an outrageous smear campaign, he always stood tall for justice. Rest in peace. :(
14 Mar 2018 12:40 - +34
Man... I guess the email I've sent him in 1999 will forever remain unanswered :(
14 Mar 2018 15:55 - +33
Remember. There are many great minds like Stephen Hawking dying each year in the US due to a lack of social healthcare. Stephen Hawking credited the fact that he was able to live due to the NHS not giving up on him because money is was not a factor.
14 Mar 2018 12:58 - +26
I was thinking about him the other day, and that his time must be up in the reasonably near future.... But it still hits like a gut punch. He wasn't just a great mind, but I think an example to everyone who has challenges in their life.... It is possible to take even big challenges in stride and live a great life. Honestly, I think I speak for a lot of Hawking fans when I say sometimes, it was easy to let yourself feel believe he would live forever.
14 Mar 2018 12:41 - +24
We lost a wonderful man today.
14 Mar 2018 18:32 - +21
I will always remember his [last words](
14 Mar 2018 12:23 - +21
Truly one of the greatest minds humanity has come to know. Rest in peace Stephen, and thank you for everything.
14 Mar 2018 12:46 - +21
in my school, kids are crying right now rest in peace ya bloody legend
14 Mar 2018 13:13 - +19
Passed over the event horizon, no doubt.
14 Mar 2018 12:42 - +18
How did he die?
14 Mar 2018 13:02 - +15
This news leaves a black hole in my heart. Never has another human had so much influence over theories floating around in our brains, while having so little influence over the physical space around himself. He was an inspiration!
14 Mar 2018 12:27 - +14
RIP Professor Hawking. It's perhaps a blessing that he lasted this long with his condition. The cosmos shall now feel a bit more lonely without his brilliant mind commentating on what's happening in the galactic neighbourhood. One of the few people to get the general masses interested in cosmology.
14 Mar 2018 12:53 - +9
I wonder how it must have felt to live knowing it would be a while before his theories could be proven. The world lost a great mind right now, but we have to look at the greater brightside: his contributions have helped shape our understanding of the universe around us
14 Mar 2018 12:51 - +8
Damnit Stephen. You've caused a serious trough in the world's IQ with this death. RIP to a legend.
14 Mar 2018 13:50 - +7
Galilei, Newton, Einstein, every generation has a greatest physicist in history. Hawking is the greatest physicist and the greatest mind in our generation, now he comes part of history. RIP
14 Mar 2018 17:23 - +7
Today humanity is a lot more stupid
14 Mar 2018 12:51 - +7
We'll the frontpage news tomorrow feature his desk empty without his presence? Or wheelchair. This is what they did to Einstein when he died. It was his office desk without him.
14 Mar 2018 13:07 - +7
I wish time would slow down. Rest in peace to a very important person, a household name for decades past, and decades to come.
14 Mar 2018 13:18 - +7
He humbled us all. Couldn't tie a knot, but could unravel the fabric of the universe.
14 Mar 2018 12:39 - +6
RIP one of the greatest minds on earth
14 Mar 2018 12:45 - +5
Such a legend that should alwaus be well respected. His ability to play along with the media on his disability is inspiring. With a crippling illness, he was able to push forward and not only make ground in research, but appeal to common audiences and teach everyone a bit about science.
14 Mar 2018 12:40 - +5
To a great man, a great fighter and Thanks for all that you have given us. Your knowledge opened our minds to the greater cosmos and a universe you helped us to understand.
14 Mar 2018 14:00 - +5
he will always be up there with people like einstein and edison, a pillar of mankind. i doubt most of us will ever again see a man this wise in our lifetime. rest in peace.
14 Mar 2018 17:32 - +3
Now the only way to meet this great mind will be to build a time machine and head to the dinner party he invited us to in 2009. :( The world has lost a genius today, and his unexpected long life remains an inspiration. I don't usually feel sad about celebrities dying, but this gives me some sobering feelings.
14 Mar 2018 17:08 - +3
Sorry to ask that, but will his brain be conserved somehow same as Einstein's brain after his death?
14 Mar 2018 12:59 - +3
He was the voice of a generation about science that will live on due to his unique way of communicating. Where others works have been profound and changing to science, when we read their words we do not hear their voices in our hearts like we hear Hawkings electric tones. Thank you Stephen for a life of work and toil devoid of so much of what would motivate others to live.
14 Mar 2018 19:58 - +3
We're lucky to have had a man as extraordinary as Stephen Hawking bettering the world during our time. The man was told he would only live to be 25, lived to see 26, and continued baffling science until the age of 76, all the while changing the world of quantum physics. If Hawking has taught us anything it's that there are no excuses. This isn't a loss to the world. It's the end of a great gift, the fruits of which we're blessed to keep forever. rest in piece steve. We're gonna miss you :(
14 Mar 2018 12:25 - +3
Generational talent
14 Mar 2018 19:51 - +3
But still alive in parallel universes
14 Mar 2018 16:21 - +2
With all respect, I hope his family blast his body into outer space.
14 Mar 2018 19:47 - +2
Well thats it. We've lost our smartest human.
14 Mar 2018 17:22 - +2
Peace up, dude. To your life, I say"fucking wow!"
14 Mar 2018 19:00 - +2
14 Mar 2018 17:25 - +2
Its is really very sad day for world. -
14 Mar 2018 14:07 - +2
May he radiate into the quantum soup.

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