As all the science geeks around the world got ready to celebrate Pi day and also the birthday of one of the greatest scientist Albert Einstein, they instead woke up to grave news of Stephen Hawking passing away. Stephen Hawking wasn't just a great physicist who gave us many answers to the mysteries of the universe, he also had a very close relationship with the world of entertainment. Since the 90's, you could see him play a cameo in TV series and movies. There are also movies like The Theory of Everything which were made on his life. Diagnosed very early in life with ALS, he has surely lived a very exciting life roaming the cosmos in his wheelchair. As we mourn his death, here are some cameos by him that will help us remember him fondly.
The Big Bang Theory
With a show that is about scientists, it would have been incomplete without a cameo by the most renowned physicist of our times. He and his voice have appeared in seven episodes in seasons 5 to 11 of this TV series but our favorite is of course when Sheldon meets him for the first time.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Although set in the future, there was a character called Data who plays poker with holographs of old renowned scientists like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking added to the mix. Stephen Hawking chose to play his own holograph. While he was on the set, he passed across a warp core and with a smile remarked that he was working on that.
Red Nose Day 2017
Every two years, the celebrities of UK gather together to be a part of Red Nose Day a UK-wide fundraising event organized by Comic Relief every two years. Stephen Hawking was a part of a sketch for this one and you can see that here:
Hawking has also made a lot of voice appearances on one of the longest-running animated sitcom, The Simpsons. He voices himself in the series and his wheelchair in the series comes with a lot of upgrades like helicopter blades and a spring-loaded boxing glove.
Again a nerdy drama which would have felt incomplete without the voice of Stephen Hawking. In the series, Hawking teams up with Al Gore and Nichelle Nichols to form the Vice Presidential Action Rangers who were dedicated to saving the universe.
Celebrities all over the world are mourning his loss and have taken to Twitter to express their grief and love for the scientist.
As we near Pi day (3.14) I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era. #StephenHawking is free from the physical constraints of this earthly condition we all exist in and he is soaring above us now marveling at it all. pic.twitter.com/o3V0TZrppj
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 14, 2018
— Ranveer Brar (@ranveerbrar) March 14, 2018
#StephenHawking has been one of the greatest mind of modern times who simplified complex theories and lived a truly remarkable life inspiring many. His demise is a great loss for humanity. RIP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/kkHm0sRYm0
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 14, 2018
I had the honor of interviewing Stephen Hawking several times. He was inspirational, always optimistic and had a wicked sense of humor too. Humanity is richer for his life and curiosity. Rest well dear professor.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) March 14, 2018
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
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) March 14, 2018