31 Mar '18, 1pm

Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom: Friends, family and colleagues of Stephen Hawking gathered Saturday (Mar 31) to pay their respects at his private funeral in Cambridge, where the British science great spent most of his extraordinary life. Hawking, who died on Mar 14 at the age of 76, was famously an atheist but his children Lucy, Robert and Tim chose St Mary the Great, the church of Cambridge's prestigious university, to say their farewell. "Our father's life and work meant many things to many people, both religious and non-religious. So, the service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the breadth and diversity of his life," they said. Tributes poured in from around the world upon Hawking's death, from Queen Elizabeth II to NASA, reflecting his huge impact as a physicist and an inspiration, in his refusal to give up in the face of his crippling motor neurone disea...

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