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Breaking News: British physicist Stephen Hawking dies, aged 76

And renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died. He was 76 years old. His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge in the UK. Hawking was known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 when he was just 21. - at the time doctors gave him just a few years to live. Here's a look back now on his life.

Life and work of Stephen Hawking

Life and work of Stephen Hawking

5 things about Stephen Hawking

5 things about Stephen Hawking

Who was Stephen Hawking?

Who was Stephen Hawking?

All the times Stephen Hawking stood up for Palestine

All the times Stephen Hawking stood up for Palestine

Why is 'Victory Day' significant for Putin and Russia?

Why is 'Victory Day' significant for Putin and Russia?

Why are kangaroos popping up in India?

Why are kangaroos popping up in India?

More than 100 evacuated amid heavy fighting at Azovstal steel plant

More than 100 evacuated amid heavy fighting at Azovstal steel plant

Israel plans flyover above occupied territories for Independence Day celebrations

Israel plans flyover above occupied territories for Independence Day celebrations

Leak suggests US Supreme Court may overturn abortion rights

Leak suggests US Supreme Court may overturn abortion rights

WHO says obesity levels in Europe at “epidemic proportions”

WHO says obesity levels in Europe at “epidemic proportions”

US rights groups condemn expansion of ICE’s surveillance of migrants

US rights groups condemn expansion of ICE’s surveillance of migrants

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Fitr

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Fitr

Far-right French website under investigation for ‘profiling’ Muslims

Far-right French website under investigation for ‘profiling’ Muslims

Is Russia protecting its naval base in the Black Sea with a dolphin army?

Is Russia protecting its naval base in the Black Sea with a dolphin army?

Groups fuelling anti-Muslim hate on social media platforms go unchecked

Groups fuelling anti-Muslim hate on social media platforms go unchecked

Seven arrested in India for attempting to incite communal riots

Seven arrested in India for attempting to incite communal riots

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