The renowned physicist’s service was held at Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge on Saturday.
On Saturday morning, many stars gathered for the funeral of the late Stephen Hawking, who died two weeks ago at 76. The service was held at Great St. Mary’s Church, just steps away from Cambridge University’s Gonville & Caius College, where Hawking spent more than half a century as a research fellow. Friends and family were all in attendance, including actor Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for playing Hawking in 2014’s The Theory of Everything.
Redmayne gave the assembled guests a reading from Ecclesiastes 3.1-11. He was among the first celebrities to publicly share their condolences for Hawking’s death, telling People, “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.” [Source]