One of the world’s greatest scientists, Professor Stephen Hawking, has died aged 76, his children have confirmed.
He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Professor Hawking’s three children Lucy, Robert, and Tim issued a statement confirming their father’s death.
“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. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”
Source: The Australian