The New York Post: Stephen Hawking, legendary scientist, dies at 76

Legendary scientist Stephen Hawking, who explained the complex workings of the universe to the masses in his writings as he hunted for the illusive “theory of everything,” died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, his family said. He was 76.

The physicist, who suffered from a debilitating neurological disorder, became one of the most famous voices in the sciences even as he communicated via a synthesized-speech box.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement.

“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.

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