Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died at age 76. CNN wrote about him in an article titled Sense of humor ‘as vast as the universe’: Tributes flood in as world remembers Stephen Hawking. The Guardian discussed him in another article titled From The Simpsons to Pink Floyd: Stephen Hawking in popular culture - with YouTube clips from three TV shows: The Simpsons, Star Trek, and The Big Bang Theory.
Three decades ago Hawking wrote the best-selling book, A Brief History of Time. He will be remembered as one of those rare people who successfully attempted to communicate science to the general public.