The greatest mind of our generation, Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.
World renowned physicist, whose knowledge shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions of people around the world, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cambridge. He played one last joke as he left the world on international Pi day and the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein.
The world is mourning the demise of Stephen Hawking
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) March 14, 2018
But a lot of people are sending condolences to famous author Stephen King instead.
— taimoor hussain (@hussaintaimoor) March 14, 2018
— NorwegianTroll (@DrPhilla) March 14, 2018
People on Twitter are mistakenly tagging Stephen King and writing RIP for him.
RIP Stephen King, you are with the stars now.
— banshee queen (@missvault101) March 14, 2018
— Helena Bushong (@BushongHelena) March 14, 2018
Rip Stephen King pic.twitter.com/qnbSIia850
— limp biscuit (@trakfwrd) March 14, 2018
However, something like this isn’t happening for the first time. Remember when people confused Shashi Tharoor for Shashi Kapoor? and Vinod Kambli for Vinod Khanna?