All of us at Atheist Alliance International are saddened by the death of Stephen Hawking. The atheist community was very fortunate to have someone as intelligent, original and humorous as Stephen. His work on the origins of the universe and black holes broadened our understanding of a universe without a creator. His efforts to bring science to a wider audience enriched us all. Stephen encouraged us to question reality from a scientific perspective which left no room for the mythologies so beloved by many religious people. He was a popular, public figure and his declaration of being an atheist, helped to normalize atheism.
Atheist Alliance International sends its condolences to Stephen’s family and friends. He will be missed.