Rhys Bennett


Groundbreaking professor Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

'A star just went out'

British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, has died at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge, England in the early hours of this morning.

Prof Hawking, one of the world's most beloved scientist, who was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease at the age of 22, is known for his work on black holes and relativity and doctors told Hawking he’d die before his 25th birthday, he lived to 76.

Eventually illness left him in a wheelchair and depended on a computerised voice system for communication.

Even though, he continued his journey to travel the world giving lectures and writing scientific papers about the basic laws that govern the universe.

Prof Hawking explained the Big Bang and black holes in his best-selling book 'A Brief History Of Time' - has now on top list on Amazon Best Sellers.