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Stephen Hawking has died

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myshinynewusername Wed 14-Mar-18 03:45:14

So very sad.

A life well lived though. The man was truly an inspiration.

HerRoyalNotness Wed 14-Mar-18 03:46:04

That’s a great loss

SneakyGremlins Wed 14-Mar-18 03:46:17

What???? sad

tobee Wed 14-Mar-18 03:47:10

Wow, yes. I was just going to post this. I don't know why it's so shocking. 76 is pretty amazing when you think what his prognosis was. But you then think he'll go on forever. Which makes no sense.

myshinynewusername Wed 14-Mar-18 03:48:53

He certainly won't be forgotten, thats for sure. sad

whatstheplanphil Wed 14-Mar-18 03:51:51

An amazing man sad

toffee1000 Wed 14-Mar-18 03:52:55

The world has lost a truly brilliant mind. Amazing that he lived so long with his condition.

BikeRunSki Wed 14-Mar-18 03:53:17

How sad. He was my hero, and the inspiration behind going a Physics degree. Huge loss.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 14-Mar-18 03:54:25

A great mind and a great man.

HerRoyalNotness Wed 14-Mar-18 03:55:20

Have you got a link? I can’t see anything except some dodgy sites saying it’s a hoax

MyOtherProfile Wed 14-Mar-18 03:55:30

RIP Stephen Hawking. What a life. What a loss.

myshinynewusername Wed 14-Mar-18 03:57:46

I haven't got one, HerRoyalHotness. Its still very early breaking news, so there might not be any yet. I just switched on Sky News and they are reporting that the family has announced the news.

MyOtherProfile Wed 14-Mar-18 03:59:58

BBC and Guardian posting about it.

bluebells1 Wed 14-Mar-18 04:00:59

Guardian Link

RIP, You great man!

SuperBeagle Wed 14-Mar-18 04:02:13

How sad. I was just thinking how incredible it was the other day that despite his condition, he had gone on to live such a long and fulfilling life.

worstwitch18 Wed 14-Mar-18 04:02:49

Seems very unexpected, though on further consideration he was in his seventies.

A remarkable mind.

SuperBeagle Wed 14-Mar-18 04:03:33

The Associated Press says it has been confirmed by a family spokesperson.

treaclesoda Wed 14-Mar-18 04:06:43

I didn't realise he was as old as that actually.

Very sad, but what an inspiring man he was.

brizzledrizzle Wed 14-Mar-18 04:18:28

What an amazing man, to have achieved so much professionally despite so many challenges.

Mummyoflittledragon Wed 14-Mar-18 04:21:10

Oh my, how very sad. He was such and amazing person in every sense.

NoKnownFather Wed 14-Mar-18 04:22:44

Such a strong will and a clever mind. Will be sorely missed! RIP. Sympathies to his family

TheHulksPurplePants Wed 14-Mar-18 04:25:07

I would say sad, but given he was supposed to die at the age of 23, I think it's remarkable. Thank goodness we had him for as long as we did. His contributions to science and cosmology will live on.

PyongyangKipperbang Wed 14-Mar-18 04:40:01

Not going to post a spoiler but please listen to the new Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy on R4 (ep1 on iplayer radio). He is in it and is wonderful, and delivers a real "OMG!" and then laugh your head off moment.

I dont know why but I agree with a PP that it seemed he would live forever.


SapphireSeptember Wed 14-Mar-18 04:41:42

sad Oh no. The world has lost a truly amazing human being.

myshinynewusername Wed 14-Mar-18 04:41:54

He was also a great advocate for disability rights and the NHS.

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