14/03/2018 10:39 SAST | Updated 14/03/2018 10:39 SAST

Scientists, Celebrities Share Emotional Tributes To Stephen Hawking

He influenced and inspired millions around the world.

Tributes for famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking filled social media sites overnight.

Hawking died on Wednesday at the age of 76.

Scientists, media personalities, celebrities and many of the millions around the world who were influenced by his work and inspired by his life shared their thoughts:

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