Acclaimed British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. After being diagnosed at the age of 21, he had lived for more than half a century with motor neurone disease.

A family statement recorded Hawking as saying:

It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.


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