Cosmos clairvoyant Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Mar 14, 2018, 2:41 AM EDT
Stephen Hawking's synthesized voice that graced popular TV shows and recordings.
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British scientist and “the brightest star of modern cosmology,” Stephen Hawking, has died at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of grit, persistence and courage that the legend displayed during his entire life, unraveling the secrets of black holes, the existence of God and quantum gravity.

Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, battled all the debilitating physical hardships as he pushed the envelope depicting the unbounded possibilities of the human mind, writes The Guardian.

Gifted with a scientific clairvoyance and a wicked sense of humor, Hawking will be remembered for his best-seller “A Brief History of Time,” as much as for his synthesized voice that graced popular TV shows and recordings, notes the BBC.