Just two days ago (March 14) the world lost another legend, but this time in the science field, Stephen Hawking. If there is one thing that we all know as music fans is how often science and music have been intertwined throughout the years.
Born on Jan. 8, 1942, Hawking devoted his life to physics and cosmology, and published many of his studies including his most well known work “A Brief History of Time,” which changed the way we view our world. When he was 21 years old, he was diagnosed with ALS (also known as the Lou Gehrig’s disease). The average person will survive three years after their diagnoses, but Hawking preserved for 55 years.
In honor of his passing, musicians came forth and expressed their gratitude towards the science legend and his contributions. Here are several of the posts:
"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet" – RIP Stephen Hawking you fucking legend.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 14, 2018
RIP Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/2ddQllbT3l
— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) March 14, 2018
— xxıS ıʞʞıN (@NikkiSixx) March 14, 2018
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge"
RIP Stephen Hawking
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) March 14, 2018
Sad to hear of Stephen Hawking’s passing but extremely grateful for his contributions. He was a first-rate example of what a curious mind can achieve and how it can also inspire. Equally important as his theories. Thank you for everything… -RP pic.twitter.com/vTsEiZLdwb
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 14, 2018
"One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away" Stephen Hawking RIP
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) March 14, 2018