The author of The Theory of Everything went on to inspire the world despite battling a type of motor neurone disease that left him wheelchair bound for 54 years. Best known for his lucid writing on black holes, space and aliens, Hawking became the renowned theoretical physicist in the science world.
Hawking was told that he would not survive more than two years after diagnosed with the disease but continued tolive with a happy family and make path-breaking contributions to science till the age of 76, as per reports.
Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert and Tim released a statement expressing grief on his demise: “We are 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.”
Hawking famous quote which the world will forever remember, “I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”