Stephen Hawking has been hospitalized and is “very ill.”
Hawking has been fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for nearly 40 years now. Which is pretty damned amazing when you consider that most people who are diagnosed with ALS succumb within three to five years.
Stephen Hawking is one of my personal heroes, one of those handful of fantastically brilliant minds the human race manages to produce maybe once a century and a man who has significantly changed our perception of the universe. His name ranks up there with the great names of scientific history and his work stands alongside the most profound discoveries of the last two millennia.
Hang in there, Professor Hawking.