So brilliant, yet so down to earth.
Brilliant as he was, and beyond the mysteries of space and time, there was one mystery Hawking said he found most intriguing.
During a Reddit AMA in 2015, Hawking was asked: "What mystery do you find most intriguing, and why?" His answer? "Women. My PA reminds me that although I have a PhD in physics, women should remain a mystery."
Still, he managed to live long and contribute to humanity with his knowledge, he cheated death pretty well considering the cards he was dealt with.
"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... etc." (That wasn't even in the original script of Blade Runner, Rutger Hauer wrote the whole monologue over night, but still, it's fitting here...)
We should all be thankful for the contributions he made to mankind while here.
Gotta admit, I find a cosmic congruousness in the fact that he died on pi day.