British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76: family spokesman

File photo dated 02/07/17 of Stephen Hawking, as a campaign group backed by the Professor, has been granted permission to challenge Jeremy Hunt in the High Court over plans to allow private companies to play a greater role in the NHS.

LONDON – Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday, reports BSS.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” professor Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain’s Press Association news agency.

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