"His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever."Hawking was one of the best-known scientists in the world, despite suffering from a neurological disease that left him unable to speak or use his limbs. EDDIE REDMAYNE won an Oscar for playing him in the movie "The Theory of Everything".