• Stephen Hawking May Have Been the Longest-Living ALS Survivor. Here's What We Know

    One year ago - By Time

    The world lost one of its most brilliant scientific minds Wednesday, when legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died at age 76 .
    Hawking's cause of death was likely amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that wears away at nerve and muscle function over time. He was first diagnosed with ALS more than five decades ago, at age 21, and was initially given just a few years to live - making the very nature of his long, illustrious career as much of a scientific marvel as the theories and discoveries it yielded .
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  • Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies

    Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies

    One year ago - By Web MD

    Stephen Hawking, a visionary physicist who overcame a debilitating disease, died Wednesday at the age of 76.
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  • Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

    One year ago - By Medscape

    Professor Stephen Hawking, the much loved and brilliant theoretical physicist and cosmologist, who managed to throw light on the mysteries of black holes, has died.
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