Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Stephen Hawking has died.
The famous professor’s family released a statement, confirming the news.
He died “peacefully at home” in Cambridge.
Hawking’s children said in a statement they were “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.
“His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.”
He was 76.