In 2015, Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for playing theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking.
Now, Eddie has paid tribute to the scientist who passed away at the age of 76.
Hawking had lived most of his life with motor neuron disease which Eddie portrayed in the biopic, The Theory of Everything.
“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet,” said the 36-year-old. “My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.”
Stephen’s wife, Jane, was portrayed in the film by Academy Award-nominee, Felicity Jones, who described the late professor as, “An extraordinary human who could bring humor to the most despairing moments and find hope in the unknown. He showed the world that anything is possible.”
Hawking was also honored by the cast of the The Big Bang Theory which welcomed him as a guest star in episodes during its 11 years on the air.
TBBT star and real-life scientist, Mayim Bialik, paid tribute to the visionary on Twitter.
RIP, Professor. Thank you for giving us a brief history of your time.
As we near Pi day (3.14) I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era. #StephenHawking is free from the physical constraints of this earthly condition we all exist in and he is soaring above us now marveling at it all. pic.twitter.com/o3V0TZrppj
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 14, 2018