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Stephen Hawking Has Died at Age 76

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12:  Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, University of Cambridge as he and Yuri Milner host press conference to announce Breakthrough Starshot, a new space exploration initiative, at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Foundation)

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76. The news was shared by family members Lucy, Robert and Tim, who said that the professor passed away peacefully in his Cambridge home.

Hawking authored the bestselling book, A Brief History of Time, and was the subject of the film, The Theory of Everything in 2014. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at in 1963, when he was just 21.

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