Pop star Katy Perry said ‘there’s a big black hole in my heart’ following the tragic news
Piers Morgan praised the genius as the “most brilliant man” as he posted a picture of a famous quote from Mr Hawking.
The presenter’s tweet read: “RIP Professor Stephen Hawking, 76.
“The world’s most brilliant man, and someone who never stopped wondering ‘Why?’
“This hangs on the wall outside his office at Cambridge University.
“It says it all.
“What a life, what a genius.”
The quote from the cosmologist read: “Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet.
“Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
The same quote was referenced by the band Foo Fighters who called the theorist a “f** legend”.
They tweeted: “‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet’ – RIP Stephen Hawking you f** legend.”
Pop star Katy Perry said “there’s a big black hole in my heart” following the tragic news.
RIP Professor Stephen Hawking, 76.
The world’s most brilliant man, and someone who never stopped wondering ‘Why?’
This hangs on the wall outside his office at Cambridge University.
It says it all.
What a life, what a genius. pic.twitter.com/jDWXqoxCqV
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 14, 2018
Meanwhile, TV presenter Jonathan Ross declared that the “world just dropped a lot of IQ points” now that the beloved scientist has passed.
He commented: “RIP Stephen Hawking. The world just dropped a lot of IQ points. And, he was a fun person. Very sad news.”
Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, praised Mr Hawking for making “the world a better place” in a heartfelt tribute.
He tweeted: “Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world.
there’s a big black hole in my heart hours before Pi day. Rest In Peace @Steven_Hawking… See you in the next ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
“His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking’s pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace.”
US actor Macaulay Culkin labelled the famed physicist as a “genius” and his “favourite Simpsons’s character”.
He wrote: “I just heard about Stephen Hawking’s passing. He was both a genius and my favourite Simpson’s character.
I just heard about Stephen Hawking’s passing. He was both a genius and my favorite Simpsons character. We’ll miss you, buddy.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) March 14, 2018
“We’ll miss you, buddy.”
UK Defence Minister also honoured the life achievements of Mr Hawking by saying he epitomised true courage over adversity as you explained the wonders of the universe to the world”.
He went on: “Your achievements symbolise the power of the human mind. An inspiration to us all, whatever our station in life, to reach for the stars-from where you now shine down on us.”
Stephen Hawking’s death has been followed by emotional tributes
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 and grew up in St Albans.
His death was confirmed in a statement from his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim.
It read: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.
Piers Morgan praised the genius as the ‘most brilliant man’
“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
“His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.
“He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.'”