Stephen Hawking was one the greatest and most intelligent people that have ever lived, and as everyone mourns the loss of this incredible scientist, it’s time to remember how important humor was to this man.

In a documentary ‘Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine’ the scientist stated that humor will always have a major role in his life as it helped him to overcome the degenerative motor neuron disease that he has been diagnosed with in 1963.

“I have lived over 2/3 of my life with a thread of death hanging over me. Because every new day could be my last, I have developed a desire to make the most of each an every minute. Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival. As has been maintaining a sense of humor.”

Stephen Hawking has passed away on March 14th, and everyone shared their tributes to this honorary scientist. “The Simpsons” executive producer-writer Al Jean went on social media to post his tribute by saying “RIP Stephen Hawking. A sense of humor as vast as the universe”.

Scroll down to see how Stephen Hawking managed to make us laugh throughout his incredible life.

(h/t CollegeHumor)


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