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Stephen Hawking dies at age of 76

Society 14.03.2018 | 09:11
Stephen Hawking. Photo: Xinhua
Stephen Hawking. Photo: Xinhua

London, 14 March (BelTA - Xinhua) - Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday.

The professor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cambridge in London, the spokesman said.

Hawking, a lengendary figure in the modern history of physics, has authored several best-sellers on science, including "A Brief History of Time," despite being bound to wheelchair after contracting a motor neurone disease in 1963.

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