Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
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Stephen Hawking pictured at the New Space Exploration Initiative "Breakthrough Starshot" Announcement at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. Gary Gershoff / WireImage / Getty Images

Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has confirmed in a statement.

#Breaking Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family said

— Press Association (@PA) March 14, 2018

The British scientist was the author of A Brief History of Time was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963, aged 21.

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