This just in, veteran physicist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76. 

The spokesperson for the family announced the tragic news. The world is deeply saddened by the loss of one of the greatest scientist of all time. 

Hawkins who is famous for his work in black holes and relativity took his last breath earlier today, British GMT. 

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Stephen Hawking took his last breath earlier today, He was 76
 
Source: Sky News

His three children, Lucy Hawking, Robert Hawking, and Tim Hawking in a statement made to the public stated,

"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today."

They also added,

"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."

They praised their late father for his work in the field of science and also for his courage, persistence, brilliance, and humor. 

According to them, their father once stated

'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love. We will miss him forever."

Renowned Scientists and Celebrities Reacting to Stephen's Death

Big scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted a heartfelt message regarding the sad demise of Stephen. 

Institutions like NASA and big celebrities like Sam SmithSue Perkins, and Kirsty Major, were quick to react to his death. 

Lucy, Robert, and Tim are Stephen's children from his wedding with now ex-wife, Jane Wilde. The couple tied the knot in 1965 and after 30-years of marriage in 1995, they got divorced.

He then exchanged vows with Elaine Mason in 1995. The scientist suffered from motor neuron disease for which he was left paralyzed his entire life. He authored A Brief History of Time in 1988. His books sold over 10 million books. 

He is famous for his work with Sir Roger Penrose in Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity. 

Information regarding the main cause of his death is still not out. For more updates on his death keep following our website.