Family report: physicist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

Britain's Professor Stephen Hawking receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London on March 6, 2017. (Matt Dunham/AP)
Britain’s Professor Stephen Hawking receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London on March 6, 2017. (Matt Dunham/AP)

LONDON (AP) — A family spokesman says that physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” Hawking’s family said in a statement.

“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”

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