Stephen Hawking Dies: Author Of ‘A Brief History Of Time’ Was 76

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Stephen Hawking, the physicist whose insights shaped modern cosmology and whose struggle with ALS became an inspiration for a worldwide audience, has died at age 76. His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge, UK. Hawking became a celebrity thanks to his A Brief History of Time best-seller and his striking struggle against the ravages of ALS, portrayed in the film The Theory of Everything.  A…