The world woke up to the devastating news that legendary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away.
He died at the age of 76. At the age of 22, he was given just a few years to live, after he was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease.
Stephen was very popular among pop culture and made appearances in The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory.
Celebrities have been paying their respects on social media, and remembering in particular, his amazing sense of humour.
I feel that beneath it all, we each have that subconscious reassurance that those great figures in our lives will somehow tick on, guide us, and be immortal. They’re the fibres of our society. Gutted about #StephenHawking passing. We have truly lost someone special.— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) March 14, 2018
Rest in peace Stephen Hawking. A brilliant mind and a fascinating outlook on life. One in a million. My thoughts are with his family. #StephenHawking— Daz Black (@daz_black) March 14, 2018
there’s a big black hole in my heart hours before Pi day. Rest In Peace @Steven_Hawking... See you in the next ❤️— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
I just heard about Stephen Hawking's passing. He was both a genius and my favorite Simpsons character. We'll miss you, buddy.— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) March 14, 2018
"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet" - RIP Stephen Hawking you fucking legend.— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 14, 2018
RIP Stephen Hawking. The world just dropped a lot of IQ points. And, he was a fun person. Very sad news.— Jonathan Ross (@wossy) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking voiced himself on The Simpsons nearly a dozen times. After once making a bold scientific statement, Homer backed him up, saying “Larry Flynt is right!” Apparently, both Hawking and Flynt have gone on the record saying they found this incredibly funny. pic.twitter.com/Eus69emZfM— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) March 14, 2018