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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/

The followin quote is from the news article:

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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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6 Comments »

  1. You forgot to mention he was a guest on your favorite tv “Big Bang theory” 3 separate times

    Comment by Tim — March 15, 2018 @ 1:01 am

  2. Thank-you for reporting on the death of this most remarkable of people. That someone would be so debilitated, yet achieve so very much, is humbling. Yet I never recall it reported that he griped about his condition. I hope I could be so stoic as he were I to be so afflicted. And I envied him his intellect. As with Alan Turing, Hawking was a true genius.

    Comment by David Neale ( and yes, that IS my real name) — March 14, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    • You wrote: “Yet I never recall it reported that he griped about his condition. ”

      What do you think caused his condition? He was the only person who had this exact same condition. I think that it was caused by his use of drugs.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 14, 2018 @ 10:08 am

      • His condition was ALS. Lou Gherigs disease. Was Lou Gherig doing drugs too?

        Comment by Tim — March 15, 2018 @ 1:06 am

        • You wrote:”Was Lou Gherig doing drugs too?”
          Yes.

          Comment by furtherglory — March 15, 2018 @ 9:52 am

          • Oh come on. Mayor La Gaurdia appointed him to the New York City Parole Commission for a 10 year hitch. If he was into drugs,I don’t think the mayor would’ve done that.

            Comment by Tim — March 16, 2018 @ 8:11 am


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