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    Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesperson for the Hawking family said early Wednesday. Hawking’s work in physics led to the publication of A Brief History of Time in 1988, an unexpected best-seller which catapulted the scientist to fame for the rest of his life. At the age of 21, Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease which eventually saw him confined to a wheelchair but not before dedicating his life to the study of the universe. He is survived by children Lucy, Robert and Tim who said in a statement: “His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.”



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