Professor Stephen Hawking Dies At The Age Of 76

Elaine Stenson

NASA is leading the tributes to Professor Stephen Hawking who has died at the age of 76.

His children said in a statement that he passed away at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning.

The world renowned physicist, who suffered from a rare form of motor-neuron disease, was known for his work with black holes and relativity.

NASA has tweeted a video of Hawking speaking about his experience on a zero gravity flight:

“In 2007 I was lucky enough to experience micro-gravity on a Zero-G flight. For me this was true freedom. People that know me well say my smile was the biggest it’s ever been – I was superman for those few minutes.”