Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died on March 14. The scientist was 76. He died in his Cambridge home in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The scientist is a popular name among not just science enthusiasts, but also in the pop culture. Hawking's research, theories and journey has been referred to in several movies and shows. But the most popular pop association with the Hawking.
Hawking has played a prominent role in the CBS show The Big Bang Theory. The cast has met the physicist a few times on the show and share a good bond with him. Leonard star Johnny Galecki took to Instagram to mourn his death.
He shared a picture with him and the other cast members of the show with the caption: "RIP #stephenhawking Not only your brilliance, but your sense of humor will be sorely missed by all."
Penny actress Kaley Cuoco also took to Instagram to share the same picture with the caption reading:
"It was truly such an honor getting to work with the incredible Stephen Hawking.. He made us laugh and we made him laugh. His life and career workings have been many a subject matter on @thebigbangtheory__ and we are all better for it. You will be missed but the world is grateful for the knowledge and courage you leave in your path. Thank you for being an inspiration to everyone #stephenhawking ♥️"
Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressed his grief on Hawking's death. "The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking," he tweeted.
The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 14, 2018
Other reactions include:
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking inspired me before ALS - to keep asking questions, seeking answers, and understanding the cosmic perspective. But since ALS, he saved my life with his example - people diagnosed with ALS can continue to live productive & purposeful lives for decades.— Steve Gleason (@TeamGleason) March 14, 2018
Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant and extraordinary mind - one of the great scientists of his generation. His courage, humour and determination to get the most from life was an inspiration. His legacy will not be forgotten.— Theresa May (@theresa_may) March 14, 2018
RIP Stephen Hawking. Genuinely very sad to hear that. If you haven’t, read A Brief History of Time. It’ll make the world feel more amazing and beautiful and strange. It’ll also make you feel smart and stupid all at once.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 14, 2018
Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking’s pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2018
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. Among his many profound contributions to this world was this simple sentiment: “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 14, 2018
So Stephen Hawking dies on Albert Einstein's birthday and on National Pi Day.— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) March 14, 2018
Stephen, the universe is officially yours.