1000’s flooded social media late Tuesday after information broke that famed physicist Stephen Hawking died on the age of 76.
Celebrities, scientists and world leaders took to Twitter to pay tribute to the creator of a ‘Temporary Historical past of Time.’
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson mentioned Hawking’s dying “has left an mental vacuum in his wake” with an “vitality permeating the material of spacetime that defies measure.”
British actor Eddie Redmayne, who received an Oscar in 2015 for enjoying Hawking in “The Idea of Every little thing,” paid tribute to him, BBC reported.
“Now we have misplaced a very lovely thoughts, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I’ve ever had the pleasure to fulfill,” Redmayne mentioned. “My love and ideas are together with his extraordinary household.”
Marlee Matlin, an actress, mentioned bodily challenges couldn’t forestall his “thoughts and spirit from hovering past the celebrities.”
“Simply learn one of many best minds, physicis #StephenHawking, has handed,” Matlin tweeted. “Bodily limitations couldn’t forestall his thoughts and spirit from hovering past the celebrities and there was positively no “dis” in his sensible skills. RIP.”Different followers of the physicist referenced his look within the Simpsons, when Hawking grabbed a beer with character Homer Simpson.
“Stephen Hawking had top-of-the-line Simpsons cameos of all-time and helped us perceive black holes, what a legend. RIP,” one consumer tweeted.
Hawking, who had been affected by Lou Gehrig’s illness (ALS) for fairly a while, died “peacefully” at his dwelling in Cambridge, England early Tuesday morning, ABC Information reported.
A household spokesman confirmed his dying.
Fox Information’ Amy Lieu contributed to this report.