FILE PHOTO: British scientist and theoretical physicist Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science communication in London

(Reuters) – British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, the U.K. Press Association reported on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the family.

(Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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