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Physicist Stephen Hawking rushed to hospital
LONDON (Reuters) - Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's foremost physicists, has been urgently admitted to hospital, Cambridge University said in a statement on Monday.
Hawking, 67, who is wheelchair-bound and almost completely paralyzed by a wasting illness, was taken to a local hospital in Cambridge, where he is a professor of applied mathematics.
"Professor Hawking is very ill and has been taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital," the statement said.
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An inspiration to mankind and yet the media gives no attention....
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Stephen Hawking 'very ill' in hospital
Prof Hawking, who works at the university, is undergoing tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
A university spokesman said the 67-year-old physicist, who is best known for his book A Brief History of Time, was taken to Addenbrooke's by ambulance.
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If he does pass there will be a big void to fill.
Monday 20th April, approx. 19:00 UK time Due to very high demand, the website has been simplified to keep the server online. We apologise for the lack of in-depth content, which would normally be available here. Professor Hawking is comfortable, but will be spending the night in hospital. The Cambridge University Press Office have a statement to this effect, and do not expect to have any further updates until mid-morning tomorrow.