The physicist and author of 'A Brief History of Time' has passed away at his home in Cambridge, at the age of 76.
Hawking was expected to live for only two more years after he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 1963, at the age of 21, but the brightest star in the universe overcame all expectations and managed to survive for more than half a century.
His legacy will live on.
'Be curious and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don’t just give up.' - R.I.P. Stephen Hawking