The actor, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Prof Hawking in 2014 film The Theory Of Everything, said in a statement: "We have lost a truly attractive mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I have so much I want to do first".
She told Christian Connection in 2015 that she and Hawking "lived in harmony, each respecting the other's point of view".
In that time he earned a place at Oxford University to read science before going on to complete his PhD in cosmology at Cambridge before the onset of his illness spurred him to some of the greatest works in his field.
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We send our condolences to all who knew and loved Hawking.
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There are few scientists who reach as far into popular culture as Stephen Hawking did.
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Professor Brian Cox said on his twitter account "Sad to hear about Stephen Hawking".
American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted: "His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake" while George Smoot, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, described Prof Hawking as "very competitive".
While the world of medicine is still marveling at Hawking's inexplicably long life, the rest of the world is grieving for his loss. In a report from NME, Jim Parsons shared an on-set photo of Hawking together with the cast via Instagram and wrote a simple yet touching message: "Thank you, Stephen Hawking". "I will miss our margaritas but will raise one to the stars to celebrate your life", he added.
His was dubbed one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. This approach shows convincingly that black holes do not violate any laws, and (by amending Hawking's theory just a tiny bit) that theory can be appreciated in all its beauty.
The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, "A Brief History of Time", became an global best-seller, making him one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.
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