Apple CEO Tim Cook Commemorates the Life of Stephen Hawking

Apple CEO Tim Cook has commemorated the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died early Wednesday at the age of 76. "We will always be inspired by his life and ideas," he said on Twitter.

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Stephen Hawking via REX/Shutterstock


Hawking was a renowned scientist, cosmologist, astronomer, and mathematician. He authored several books, including his best-selling 1988 classic A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than 10 million copies.

Hawking was diagnosed with the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at the age of 21. He was given just a few years to live, but battled the illness for more than five decades.

Top Rated Comments

jiggad369 Avatar
58 months ago
You guys can't even keep the negativity out of a thread commemorating an important figure.

SMH
Score: 78 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacDawg Avatar
58 months ago
I kinda doubt Tim knew much about Stephen's writings. Just trying to sound cool.
I kinda doubt you know much about Tim's knowledge of Stephen's writings. Just trying to sound cool.
Score: 76 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
58 months ago
Importance is relative. I personally find Hawking's writings to be indulgent and arrogant.
What an arrogant thing to say.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cloudkicker Avatar
58 months ago
You were proof the old adage "never stop learning." and "never give up" is a timeless classic... just like you, sir. RIP and let your legacy guide us to do better.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MarkB786 Avatar
58 months ago
I kinda doubt Tim knew much about Stephen's writings. Just trying to sound cool.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krause734 Avatar
58 months ago
Tim Cook will be writing A Brief History of Apple if we don't see some innovation soon.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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