Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby ZX81v2 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:30 am


Stephen Hawking - who died aged 76 - battled motor neurone disease to become one of the most respected and best-known scientists of his age.

He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby Biggsy666 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:39 am

Damn, thats sad news. An actual real Genius who will be missed.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby Fruit » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:57 am

RIP, stephen.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby 6gunn » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:06 am

Poor unfortunate soul had a rough time of it.
Only a handful of years older than me, I pray he is in a better place.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby kremiso » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:34 am

Rest in peace, genius
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby FFTHEWINNER » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:45 am

RIP. Hope he is in a better place now.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby sasapinjic » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:06 pm

Just see it in news to, RIP, you will be missed... :(
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby HisDivineShadow » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:21 pm

Yes, sad news but as I was reminded by other obituaries he wasn't just a respected scientist, almost uniquely, he was a true celebrity and poster boy for the irrelevance of disability.

He was also funny and happily sent himself up, making appearing in Star Trek, The Simpsons, Futurama and, of course, The Big Bang Theory. In the latter he had guest feature spots in several episodes both in person and online, being referenced regularly throughout the many series. One of the funniest lines concerning him was when Sheldon beat Hawking at Scrabble:-

"Hawking hates to lose and is a big baby who should be in a stroller instead of a wheelchair."

A genuine world class scientist and a deserving celebrity. RIP.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby EarthwormJames » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:35 pm

Actually rather amazing he had normal lifespan. Basically been dying for 50 years. Must of had one hell of a doctor.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby CBThatGuy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Sad news broken to me by my wife this morning, but at the same time, I am amazed that he lived as long as he did.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby vgames » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:51 pm

I saw the news last night, such a great loss for science. It is amazing he lived as long as he did, probably mostly due to sheer willpower. He left us with many great ideas and words. Here is one of my favorite quotes:

"I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful." - Stephen Hawking
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby vgames » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Sorry for the double post, but I just came across this story I had to share. I'm not trying to make any kind of political commentary, so please don't get distracted by that part of the story. I just find it hilarious that he would do this kind of thing to people in general:

In the 2012 biography "Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind," author Kitty Ferguson wrote that it was rumoured that Hawking would try to run over the toes of people who annoyed him.

In 1977, Prince Charles got his feet crushed beneath his wheels during the royal's induction into the Royal Society, she wrote: "The prince was intrigued by Hawking's wheelchair, and Hawking, twirling it around to demonstrate its capabilities, carelessly ran over Prince Charles's toes ... People who annoyed him, it was said, found themselves a target."

It was even rumoured that one of the politically outspoken scientist's great regrets was that he never got a chance to run over the toes of Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Hawking, it has to be said, denied these allegations — albeit fairly unconvincingly.

"A malicious rumour," he told Ferguson. "I'll run over anyone who repeats it."

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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby cat » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:40 pm

He had a long and fruitfull life considering the hand he was dealt, a deep thinker with razor sharp intellect and a very funny. witty chap to boot.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby Hayabusa » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Shocked when i heared it but it was no surprise either... they predicted 2 years of life for him and still he made it this far...
But still a great loss for science and his fam. R.i.p. Genius
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby FlarePhoenix » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 pm

Tis a sad day, he will always live on as a legendary icon....and tv guest superstar. man he had a lot of tv guest and even a MOVIE about him.
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Re: Obituary: Stephen Hawking R.I.P.

Postby Horse » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:54 am

May he rest in peace. I'am sure his in a better place.
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