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March 14, 2018

Steven Hawking has died…

Filed under: Health, TV shows — furtherglory @ 9:11 am

You can read about Steven Hawking in this article: https://www.biography.com/people/stephen-hawking-9331710

You can read about the death of Steven Hawking in this news article: http://tvline.com/2018/03/14/stephen-hawking-dies-physicist-dead-76-big-bang-theory-cast-tribute/

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Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, announced their father’s passing in the following statement:

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. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor 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.

Hawking was first diagnosed with ALS in 1963, at the age of 21. He was only expected to live for another couple of years, but was ultimately discovered to have a rare form of the disease that progressed at a much slower rate. He was able to walk on his own for much of the 1960s with the help of crutches, but eventually required a mobilized wheelchair. When he lost the use of his voice, he began using a unique method of synthesized computer vocalizations that allowed him to remain vocal for the rest of his life.

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