Stephen Hawking was the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, but according to his death certificate … he was simply a scientist.
According to the doc — obtained by TMZ — Stephen’s occupation is listed as such. The cause of death is Motor Neurone Disease … an early-onset form of ALS that Stephen suffered for most of his life. The certificate also shows his body was cremated.
As we reported … Stephen died back in March after a long battle with the disease left him wheelchair-bound and almost entirely paralyzed. The world-renowned British scientist wrote several landmark books and guest-starred on several TV shows as himself … including “The Simpsons” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
He was 76. RIP.