OXFORD, United Kingdom – Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, Sky News reported Tuesday night.
Hawking leaves behind three children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, and three grandchildren, according to his website.
They released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”