Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize.
The rare condition normally claims the lives of those who have it within two to three years of diagnosis, making Hawking's five-decade fight to overcome the disease an extraordinary exception.
Known for his ground breaking work with black holes and relativity, Hawking was a household name for his resilient spirit to explore the expanse of the universe.
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76.
Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.
Stephen Hawking was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.
Our planet will turn into a ball of fire because of our soaring energy consumption as the population soars, the world renowned scientist said in a video appearance.
Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website.