Stephen Hawking

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Physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge at the age of 76, BBC reports.

The scientist, well known for his work with black holes and relativity, was only given two years to live after being diagnosed with the motor neurone disease ALS.

However, he went on to Cambridge and bravely battled ALS to become one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. In 1988, he published A Brief History of Time, which “plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks” and more, all in a language we can understand.

Musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute to the hero of scientists and creative thinkers alike. 

Foo Fighters:

Matt Skiba:

Geoff Rickly:

Night Riots:

Brandon Hoover, Crown The Empire:




Goody Grace:

Cancer Bats:

Nikki Sixx: