Many celebrities are Wednesday silent at the death of scientist Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his role as Hawking in the succesfilm The Theory of Everything, says in a statement to Us Weekly that there is an “amazing scientist” is gone. “He was the funniest man I have ever met,” says the actor who, under more with Hawking at the premiere of the film in december 2014. “My thoughts go out to his extraordinary family.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, who is the scientist played in the BBC television film Hawking, praises himself lucky that he is “such a great man” has been known. He praised Hawking for his work and to make it accessible. “I will make our Margarita’s miss but I will be there alone, you drink to celebrate life,” said the actor at The Hollywood Reporter. “You were and are a true inspiration for me and for millions all over the world.”
Social media is commemorated also other stars like Sam Smith, Nancy Sinatra and Janelle Monáe Hawking. Singer Cher was still at lunch she once had with the scientist and Katy Perry tweeted that there is a “black hole” in her heart is formed.
Previously brought the actors of The Big Bang Theory is also a tribute to Hawking. In the sitcom about a group of nerds was Hawking a regular topic of conversation.