Stephen Hawking, the famous professor and the world’s most renowned physicist passed away at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the morning. At the age of 21, he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease but he never let his disability affect his desire to learn, his curiosity to study the universe and its origins. He was so famous that his birth date and the day he died is somehow linked with Einstein, Galileo. Professor Hawking was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s death and passed away on the 139th anniversary of Einstein’s birth.

There were many other significant similarities between Hawking and Einstein. Both of them suffered from brain issues and died at the age of 76. They got married twice in their lifetime. Einstein and Hawking, both had an IQ of around 160. Both of them had interests in the same topics and they have inspired numerous movies on their lives.

We will always remember the genius Stephen Hawking for his enormous contribution to science. Due to the complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, he passed away at the age of 76, but in 1963 the doctors said that he will live only for two years. Professor Hawking survived the dire prognosis by 54 years. Though he was forced to invent his own computer system to generate his famous voice, albeit with a robotic American accent. Most of his life he was confined to a wheelchair. (ALSO READ: Stephen Hawking: Interesting Facts You Must Know)

On his 70th birthday, Stephen Hawking said, “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” According to the National Geographic reports, a statement from his family reads “It is with great sadness we announce the death of Professor Stephen Hawking at the age of 76.” Stephen Hawking was best known for his work with black holes. And in the emerging field of quantum physics, he also helped to quantify Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

In 1988 he published his book “A Brief History of Time.” And for three years consecutively the book became the New York Times best-seller. This was the book which was celebrated all over the world and this is the book which made him the much-loved public figure.