The scientist was 76 years, most of his life he spent in a wheelchair.
British scientist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76 years. This was announced by the representatives of the family Hawking early on Wednesday morning, March 14.
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father died today”, – quotes the British media statement children Hawking Lucy, Robert and Tim.
Hawking was considered the most famous theoretical physicist of our time. His book “a brief history of time”, released in 1988, became an international bestseller, making Hawking one of the most well-known scientists since albert Einstein.
In the early 1960-ies Hawking began to show signs of lateral sclerosis amiotroficheskom that resulted in paralysis. Contrary to the predictions of doctors who claimed that Hawking had left to live for several years, he lived with this disease for over 50 years.