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Late Tuesday night, famed scientist Stephen Hawking died at age 76.
Hawking, also the author international bestseller “A Brief History of Time,” was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, at age 21. His life, struggles and fame were recently documented in the Academy Award winning film “The Theory of Everything.”
Hawking’s death sent shockwaves through social media, prompting celebrities, scientists and more to write tributes to the late theoretical physicist.
In their messages, many used quotes Hawking said himself.
A new star is in the heavens tonight. Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking. Your advice and wisdom live on. pic.twitter.com/RqUjo4qQa8
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 14, 2018
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” — Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/86rk02PCsY
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 14, 2018
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. Among his many profound contributions to this world was this simple sentiment: “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 14, 2018
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder … be curious.” – Stephen Hawking https://t.co/L3X3ydeS48
— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) March 14, 2018
“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.” – Stephen Hawking Rest In Peace
— Ferial Govashiri (@FerialGovashiri) March 14, 2018
“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” RIP Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/5f49ucp2Of
— Ben Wikler …read more
Source:: The Mercury News