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British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76 – family spokesman

/ 12:04 PM March 14, 2018

In this file photo dated August 29, 2012, British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London. Hawking was interviewed on British TV on May 30, 2016, saying the United Kingdom should stay inside the European Union because of its support for research, and he cannot fathom the popularity of them presumptive candidate for United States president Donald Trump, saying he “seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.” (AP FILE PHOTO)

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said on Wednesday.

“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.

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

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