Stephen Hawking's Ashes Were Buried In A Place Of Honor At Westminster Abbey

"Millions have had their horizons widened by his books and lectures."

Iconic physicist Stephen Hawking was buried in Westminster Abbey between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. Hawking passed away at age 76 in March.

Per NBC, more than 1,000 people showed up to pay their respects. 

"His name will live in the annals of science," astronomer Royal Martin Rees told NBC. "Nobody else since Einstein has done more to deepen our understanding of space and time."

Rees continued: "Millions have had their horizons widened by his books and lectures, and even more worldwide have been inspired by a unique example of achievement against all the odds." 

His first wife, Jane, and daughter, Lucy, were in attendance along with a number of public figures, politicians, and scientists. 

Cover image via Shutterstock / Videologia

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