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VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Professor Stephen Hawking


Professor Stephen Hawking has been laid to rest between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey, as he was celebrated for his "unique example of achievement against all the odds".

The ashes of the renowned physicist were interred in Scientists' Corner, the area of the Abbey dedicated to those who have made a significant contribution to the subject.

The service featured readings from Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the physicist in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake.

 

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