Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
We regret to hear that [Stephen Hawking died tonight at the age of 76]( http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008)
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A few relevant links:
[Stephen Hawking's AMA on /r/science](https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/3nyn5i/science_ama_series_stephen_hawking_ama_answers/)
[BBC's Obituary for Stephen Hawking](http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-15555565)
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