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(BBC) Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has said.

The British theoretical physicist was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "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."

They praised his "courage and persistence" and said his "brilliance and humour" inspired people across the world.

Factfile: Stephen Hawking

Born 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England

Earned place at Oxford University to read natural science in 1959, before studying for his PhD at Cambridge

By 1963, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live

Outlined his theory that black holes emit "Hawking radiation" in 1974

Published his book A Brief History of Time in 1988, which has sold more than 10 million copies

His life story was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne

The scientist gained popularity outside the academic world and appeared in several TV shows including The Simpsons, Red Dwarf and The Big Bang Theory.

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If he was mostly immobile hands-wise, he must have thought out those general relativity equations in his head in order to theorize that black hole information resided at its edges in order to satisfy the universal law of conservation of total information. That he did so would also explain why his thought processes and book sentences were so lucid outcome of a particularly disciplined mind.

And those who believe in metempsychosis may think he was the reincarnation of Galileo who died 300 years earlier on the same day he was born.

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If he was mostly immobile hands-wise, he must have thought out those general relativity equations in ...

He was light years ahead of  the 2009 prize to Barack Obama...
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize for his remarkable work, no, not even for his discovery that 'Black Holes can die'...

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R.I. P.

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