British physicist Stephen Hawking was an extraordinary man, with a great sense of humor, who did amazing things for science, according to Dutch professor Vincent Icke. The world renowned physicist passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76.
Icke and Hawking worked together at the Institute for Astronomy in Cambridge. "There were a lot of these fake academics around", Icke said speaking to RTL Nieuws. "But Steve was not fake at all, he was a really nice guy."