PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking, one of the most renowned and esteemed scientists of all time, has died at the age 76.
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 humour inspired people across the world.
“He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.'”