Scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

Stephen Hawking's brilliant mind understood mysteries of time and space, despite the rest of his body being paralysed by disease.

Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a s

tatement that he had died at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday. The world famous physicist and cosmologist was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory Of Everything, which starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

He also performed several cameos in the US comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

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