Stephen Hawking: RIP

  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
  • The alluring Olivia makes her debut on the Katbox After Dark (Mature audiences only) Click here!
  • Venture into the beautiful, mad world of The Sprawl! Look into it's darkness and the horror deep within! (Mature audiences only) Click here!
  • uses Project Wonderful ads to pay its server costs and artists can have their own PW ads to let them draw comics for a living. We humbly ask that you whitelist in adblock to support us. Thank you.
  • The Katbox developer Patreon helps us grow as a site! Show your support and earn special forum badges, or access the private subforum where we personally answer your questions or chat about whatever you want!
  • Don't miss an update, Guest! Follow us on twitter at @Katbox_Comics to stay in the loop!
  • Come chat with your favorite Katbox artists and fellow community members on our Discord server!

Merrick Rose

Katbox Forum Member
Apr 20, 2007
Tuscaloosa, AL
Personal Text
I like the way you die, boy.

Stephen William Hawking
January 8th, 1942 - March 14th, 2018

A world-famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking passed away at his home in Cambridge in the early morning of March 14th. While the cause of death has not been revealed, Hawking's family said he died peacefully. Hawking was diagnosed with a rare, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) when he was 21 and studying at Oxford, spent most of his life in a wheelchair, and could only speak with a computer. The doctor who diagnosed Hawking said he had two years at best to live. Well, he died at the age of 76. He is survived by his former spouse, Jane Wilde, and leaves behind three children.

"It is clear that we are just an advanced breed of primates on a minor planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. BUT... Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have craved for an understanding of the underlying order of the world. There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe. And what can be more special than that there is no boundary? And there should be no boundary to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope."
-Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything
Last edited: