Applause Fills the Air as Stephen Hawking Gets Laid to Rest in Cambridge, England

Ear­li­er today, they laid Stephen Hawk­ing to rest in a pri­vate funer­al held at Uni­ver­si­ty Church of St. Mary the Great in Cam­bridge, Eng­land. Although the funer­al itself was attend­ed by only 500 guests, the streets of Cam­bridge swelled with onlook­ers who broke into applause as the cof­fin hold­ing the physi­cist made its way into the church, leav­ing us with some proof that there’s still some­thing right in a world tilt­ing toward the wrong, that we can still appre­ci­ate some­one who over­came so much, and left us with even more.

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  • Cowgirl Diva says:

    I’ll wager that Stephen Hawk­ing believes in GOD now…! He was a very brave exam­ple of a per­son liv­ing life through strug­gles with such a great dis­abil­i­ty. It did­n’t seem to slow him down and he still seemed to enjoy his time here on Plan­et Earch..!! R.I.P. Pro­fes­sor Hawk­ing and thank you for your con­tri­bu­tions..!!

  • Cowgirl Diva says:

    R.I.P. Pro­fes­sor Hawk­ing

  • Alan Branfield says:

    A very brave man and clever man. An inspi­ra­tion to all man kind.

    Rest in peace.

  • Milton Suarez says:

    No estuve de acuer­do en muchas cosas,pero ten­go que recono­cer que fue EXTRAORDINARIO, se hizo quer­er de todos.Estoy seguro que este momen­to esta feliz “recorriendo“el Universo,mirando de cer­ca los “agu­jeros negros”.…

  • Dave Clayden says:

    Looks like you lost that then.

  • Fatal Eyeroll says:

    ‘I regard the brain as a com­put­er which will stop work­ing when its com­po­nents fail. There is no heav­en or after­life for bro­ken down com­put­ers; that is a fairy sto­ry for peo­ple afraid of the dark.’ — Stephen Hawk­ing

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