In London, the ashes of British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking have been laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. He joins some of the giants of science interred there, including Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
A recording of Stephen Hawking's voice will be sent towards a black hole as he is laid to rest. His daughter said it was "a message of peace and hope, about unity and the need for us to live together in harmony."
He was a genius physicist who made the basics of a complicated science understandable to the masses. On Saturday, he was laid to rest in Cambridge, with hundreds of people lining the streets to pay their respects.
Scientists and celebrities are paying their respects to the late Stephen Hawking, whose revolutionary theories earned him recognition across the world. His death left "an intellectual vacuum," said Neil deGrasse Tyson.
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
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