Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. Hawking was renowned as one of the most brilliant minds of his time, with his scientific work making strides when it came to space, time, and astrophysics, despite his body being paralyzed by ALS for most of his life. Hawking was also acclaimed during his lifetime in not only the world of science, but in culture and entertainment, with his life and and likeness appearing on both television and film.
Following his passing, celebrities from all realms paid tribute to this extraordinary man.
Eddie Redmayne, who notably portrayed Hawking in the 2014 movie, The Theory of Everything, released an emotional statement to Deadline following Hawking’s passing: “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.”
Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson used science to express his feelings of grief.
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
The cast of The Big Bang Theory fondly remembered their beloved guest star.
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) March 14, 2018
And Star Trek: Next Generation’s Brent Spiner also expressed his condolences while remembering the time they spent together.
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Source:: Time – World