Stephen Hawking Dead at Age 76

Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s most famous astrophysicist, has died at the age of 76. I’m pretty sure that there are zero people in the world who read that news and thought “Oh no, what happened to him?” It sure as hell wasn’t a rock climbing accident. The man was in his 70’s and he had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

I’m sure you’re probably familiar with Hawking’s accomplishments, such as writing the best-selling science book A Brief History of Time, and they’ve been covered in depth everywhere in the wake of his death. But I have come across the greatest story about Dr. Hawking, one published by about his two ex-wives, and I want to share the highlights.

First off, here’s what he and his first wife, Jane Wilde, looked like on their wedding day, before Dr. Hawking invented color.

So he was definitely bullied as a kid. How would you like to be Reg behind the counter at the off-licence and find out the kid you used to give swirlies to at St. Albans School completely changed the way we understand the universe? What have you done with your life, Reg?

Hawking and Wilde had three children, though I’m willing to bet Ms. Wilde was on top during their marital relations. She said that his fame was what ultimately took a toll on their relationship, and they were divorced in 1990, two years after the publication of A Brief History of Time.

“I rather felt that the family had been left behind. To me, Stephen was my husband and the father of my children; one does not say to one’s husband, ‘Oh, you’re so clever! I must worship the ground under your feet, or in this case, wheels’,” Ms Wilde recalled in a 2014 interview with Radio Times.

She went as far to brand some followers as “sycophantic”.

Hawking eventually remarried a woman named Elaine Mason, who was accused by Hawking’s nurses of physically and emotionally abusing her wheelchair-bound husband. But the circumstances surrounding their divorce 11 years later were almost unbelievable.

After 11 years of marriage, Ms Mason filed for divorce in 2006. There was immediate speculation Hawking was cheating on her — that he strongly denied — and only issued a matter-of-fact response through his spokeswoman.

“He is far too busy. This is just a distraction which is really annoying. We don’t have any time for any of this. We have no interest in any of the gossip that is going on,” was the official response.

Apparently, Stephen Hawking fucked well into his late 60’s. And I think that’s how he’d want to be remembered.

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3 years ago

This is probably the most insulting post I’ve ever read about Hawking’s death. From the first paragraph to the last you read nothing but rude nonsense about someone with special needs. Honestly I know that you are a celebrity gossip website but have some respect for a man who significantly contributed to this world. The author of this article should be very ashamed and whoever your superior is should hold you accountable for posting something this insulting on the website.

Just disgusting!

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