The Death of a Legend

Emily Willis | Opinion Editor

stephen hawking

    Stephen Hawking passed away peacefully in his home in Cambridge on Wednesday, March 14. The British physicist and father was known for his work and discoveries with black holes and the theory of relativity. At the age of 22, he was given several years to live due to a rare motor neuron disease. Although he lived another 54 years, he was left in a paralyzed and only able to communicate using a voice synthesizer. Many see him as a visionary due to his wisdom and persistence despite his illness. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” said Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert, and Tim in an official statement. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”