Nobel Prize-winning scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Alisa Molotova/Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, England) — Nobel Prize-winning physicist Stephen Hawking has died, a family spokesman told ABC News. He was 76.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” the family said in a statement. “His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”

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