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#Stephen Hawking died on a day that is cosmically connected to Albert Einstein and Pi

Jeremy Berke

Physicist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 on Wednesday morning.

March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday, and it's celebrated as Pi Day in the US.

Hawking is survived by his three children and remembered as a physicist who reshaped our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it.

Stephen Hawking, the legendary theoretical physicist, passed away in his home in Cambridge early Wednesday morning at the age of 76.

Coincidentally, Hawking died on Albert Einstein's birthday. Einstein, a venerated theoretical physicist from an earlier era, also passed away at age 76.

March 14 is also celebrated as Pi Day in the US, in honor of the mathematical constant that whose first digits are 3.14.Pi day