Katy Perry and Steven Tyler pay tribute to Stephen Hawking
English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, early in the morning today (Mar. 14). His children Lucy, Robert and Tim gave the sad news through a statement in which they said he “died peacefully”.
Honestly, the world is shaken up by the news, since Mr. Hawking – a Nobel Prize winner – had a big personality and has always been a symbol of strength and determination. Without mentioning his wonderful researches and discoveries.
Upon hearing the news, some artists decided to pay tribute to the physicist, such as Katy Perry and Steven Tyler.
“There’s a big black hole in my heart hours before Pi day,” The Roar singer wrote on Twitter, referring to the worldwide annual celebration of mathematical concept Pi on 14 March. “Rest In Peace @Steven_Hawking… See you in the next.”
“YOU KNEW THIS UNIVERSE BETTER THAN THE REST OF US,” Aerosmith star Steven Tyler wrote. “AND NOW YOU PLAY IN SOME FAR AWAY PART OF IT. YOU CHANGED THE WORLD AND LEFT AN IMPACT…A REMARKABLE GENIUS WE WONT SOON FORGET. ENDLESS THANK YOUS AND BLESSINGS TO THE HAWKING FAMILY. GOD BLESS STEPHEN HAWKING.”
Actress Mira Sorvino wrote, “I am very saddened to hear of Stephen Hawking’s passing. His book was an enormous influence on me in college and meeting and getting to talk with him was one of the great thrills of my life. You are shining in the heavens you so loved now!”
Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui simply posted crying emojis alongside the news of his death, while Sharon Stone wrote, “Rest In Peace Stephen Hawking,” and Shameless star Emmy Rossum added, “Just sitting here absolutely shattered about Stephen Hawking.”
Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin referred to Hawking’s appearance in pop culture in his tweet, by writing, “I just heard about Stephen Hawking’s passing. He was both a genius and my favorite Simpsons character. We’ll miss you, buddy.”