“His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said.Professor Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. The University of Cambridge has will open a book of condolence at Gonville and Caius College for anyone who would like to pay tribute to Hawking’s life and work. (Courtesy Sky News) “He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’“We will miss him forever.” The world famous physicist and cosmologist was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory Of Everything, which starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.He also performed several cameos in the US comedy series The Big Bang Theory.Hawking contracted motor neurone disease in 1963 and was given two years to live but he went on to study at Cambridge and became one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. He was given more than a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
As the investigation continues into the foiled robbery attempt at Liliendaal Embankment, East Coast Demerara, which resulted in the death of bandit Trydon Munroe and the injury of his accomplice, the police have confirmed that the accomplice was sentenced to two years imprisonment in absentia for armed robbery committed on a Bristol street, Cumberland, Canje, Berbice resident.Dead:Troybon Munroe of East Canje, Berbice.The sentence was handed down by a Berbice Magistrate in June of this year.The accomplice is currently in the Hospital with gunshot wounds and is presently under police guard.Munroe, 24, was killed during Tuesday’s brazen robbery attempt on a 42-year-old interior flight services supervisor and her security escort (bodyguard), who had travelled to the Eugene F. Correia International Airport to uplift a package containing valuables.Reports indicate that the woman was cornered along the Liliendaal Railway Embankment Road in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall junction when a dark coloured vehicle drove into her path, blocking her. Two men then exited that vehicle bearing weapons, and pounced on the businesswoman, being unaware that her armed escort was seated in the vehicle.Dismissed Prison Officer Munroe of Levi Dam Angoys Avenue New Amsterdam was shot and killed by the businesswoman’s bodyguard during the robbery attack, while his accomplice escaped with gunshot wounds, but later surfaced at a city hospital.Munroe’s lifeless body was found by detectives near a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds. He allegedly had been dismissed from the Guyana Prison Service after several breaches of the rules and regulations of that entity.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has since confirmed that no charges are expected to be filed against the bodyguard who fired the fatal shot. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUpdate: killed bandit was ex Prison officer, injured accomplice checks into GPHCAugust 29, 2017In “Crime”Accomplice in botched ECD robbery remandedSeptember 5, 2017In “Court”Bodyguard who killed bandit will not be charged- BlanhumAugust 31, 2017In “Crime”