World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76
The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including ‘A Brief History of Time’.
At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.
In his 2013 memoir he described how he felt when first diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
“I felt it was very unfair – why should this happen to me,” he wrote. “At the time, I thought my life was over and that I would never realise the potential I felt I had. But now, 50 years later, I can be quietly satisfied with my life.”