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Stephen Hawking's Funeral At St. Mary's Church Was Attended By Over 500 Guests

Date April 2, 2018

On March 14, the world lost its greatest mind, Stephen Hawking. The famous theoretical physicist has passed away at the age of 76. This Saturday, professor's close friends and family gathered in Cambridge to lay him to rest.

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Farewell to the genius

The private funeral took place on March 31 at the church of the University of Cambridge, Great St. Mary's. The guest list included over 500 people, including Queen's guitarist Brian May, actress Anita Dobson, and many others.

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Eddie Redmayne, the famous actor, who played Hawking in The Theory Of Everything (2014), also attended the service. It's notable that Redmayne received an Academy Award for his portrayal of the legendary physicist.

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Stephen Hawking's son Timothy attended the funeral with his father's first wife Jane.

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Apart from the celebrity guests, hundreds of people lined up on the streets of Cambridge to honor the famous scientist.

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The remains of Stephen Hawking will be interred at the Westminster's Abbey next to such scientific minds as sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Joseph John Thomson, and others.

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Children of the brilliant physicist

Theories and scientific papers are not the only legacy Stephen Hawking left behind. He had three children with his college sweetheart Jane Wilde: sons, Timothy and Robert, and a daughter Lucy. Although very bright, Hawking's kids didn't follow their father's career path. Timothy is a marketing specialist currently working at Lego company, Robert is a computer expert at Microsoft, and Lucy is a fiction writer.

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The world will greatly miss Stephen Hawking, but it's a miracle we were blessed to witness the work of one of the brightest scientific minds of all time.

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