Famed Cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76, shocking the world. It was a peaceful death at his home in Cambridge.
The man of singularity and black holes breathed his last early this Wednesday as confirmed by a family spokesperson.
Hawking was diagnosed with a condition called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – a rare form of motor neuron disease, at the age of 21. It bound him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life and he was also unable to speak. The only way he could communicate was with the help of a voice synthesizer.
He survived 50 years with his fatal illness dismissing the medical facts of the disease.
He had his own takes on concepts that were already theorized by masterminds of physics including Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
He has also authored several science books during his lifetime, The Universe in a Nutshell being his bestseller.