Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

Acclaimed Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a family spokesman said early in Wednesday.

At the age of 22 Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease and given only two years to live.

The illness left him wheelchair-bound and largely unable to speak except through a voice synthesiser.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” a family statement said.

Me. Hawking’s contributions to quantum physics and research on black holes are considered revolutionary.

Hawking is regarded as being one of the world’s greatest modern scientists with his work in the realm of physics, space, and the theory of gravitation are among some of the most important discoveries in history, reported ABC News.


More details to follow. Image of Stephen Hawking from ABC News.

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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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