British physicist Stephen Hawking breathed his last at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge this morning. A spokesman for his family confirmed the demise of Hawking. His children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement that he had died at his home.

A Sky News report quotes them saying, “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. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor

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