‘A great sci­en­tist and an ex­tra­or­di­nary man’

Physi­cist Stephen Hawk­ing dead at 76

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Stephen Hawk­ing, whose bril­liant mind ranged across time and space though his body was par­a­lyzed by dis­ease, has died, a fam­ily spokesper­son said late Tues­day.

“He was a great sci­en­tist and an ex­tra­or­di­nary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” his chil­dren Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a state­ment.

The best-known the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist of his time, Hawk­ing wrote so lu­cidly of the mys­ter­ies of space, time and black holes that his book, A Brief His­tory of Time, be­came an in­ter­na­tional best­seller, mak­ing him one of science’s big­gest celebri­ties since Al­bert Ein­stein.

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