When Shah Rukh Khan MOURNED for Stephen Hawking!

He died in his home in Cambridge in the early hourse of Wednesday at the age of 76.

Needless to say, celebrities from all over the world, such as the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and others were observed to be paying their heartfelt tributes to the man. "I will miss our margaritas but will raise one to the stars to celebrate your life", he added.

While it's a sad day for science, it is also a day to remember Stephen Hawking as the inspirational figure that he was.

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, the United Kingdom equivalent of the ALS Association, noted on Wednesday that Hawking's life was inspiring to the large number of people who have also lived with the disease.

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Professor Hawking also believed that humans should travel to other planets too, as life on the earth is in danger due to environmental problems. He countered that many great scientists have also been religious.

Sally Light, chief executive of the MND Association, said: "All of us at the MND Association have been extremely saddened by the news of Professor Hawking's passing. But now science offers a more convincing explanation", he said.

Hawking also recognised the enormous potential of the universe to be teeming with life and the advances in technology that might permit its detection in the near future.

"The most important thing about Hawking radiation is that it shows that the black hole is not cut off from the rest of the universe", Hawking said.

As an astrophysicist who has spent a significant fraction of my career working on the observational aspects of black holes using radio telescopes, and hoping to continue that with the billion dollar Square Kilometre Array over the next decade, Stephen Hawking's work to understand the physics of black holes is close to my heart. He may not have been the greatest physicist of all time and did not get the Nobel Prize. In a report from NME, Jim Parsons shared an on-set photo of Hawking together with the cast via Instagram and wrote a simple yet touching message: "Thank you, Stephen Hawking".

Soon after defeating his illness, Hawking opened several insights to the emergence and existence of universe including his 1988 best-selling book, "A Brief History of Time", which was a huge success.

When David Gilmour saw a TV ad in the 1990's featuring Hawking he made a decision to use samples from of it on "Keep Talking" from 1994's The Division Bell and again on "Talkin Hawkin" found on 2014's The Endless River.

He said: "What a privilege it was to know Stephen Hawking".

Many people have praised Prof Hawking's contribution to popular culture, with Oxford University biologist Sally Le Page remarking he was "as much as a cultural icon as a scientific one". His first appearance was in the show's 10th season in 1999, in an episode called "They Saved Lisa's Brain".

He hinted that information might not disappear from black holes after all.

In "A Brief History of Time", Hawking "made some rather perceptive remarks to the effect that physics can not even in principle explain why there is an actually existing universe", Barr said.

  • Joe Gonzales