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Stephen Hawking Had One Last Gift To Give After His Funeral

By Mark Pygas

Science is an amazing field. Some of the best and most renowned inventors of the world are scientists. I mean, obviously. It's a highly important field and the people who contribute to the advancement of physics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, etc. often make great strides that'll never be forgotten.

Such was Stephen Hawking, acclaimed British theoretical physicist and cosmology, who held a directorial position at Cambridge University, and boasted the same IQ (160) as Albert Einstein and Ashton Kutcher — go figure.

The funeral of famed scientist Stephen Hawking took place in Cambridge, England, on Saturday, with around 500 guests attending the ceremony at Cambridge University's Great St. Mary's Church, and hundreds more waiting outside. 

Later this year, Hawking's ashes will be placed in London's Westminster Abbey, alongside those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. 

But the funeral wasn't the last people saw of Hawking. On Monday, FoodCycle, a charity feeding the city's hungry, received a donation from the Hawking family to fund an Easter dinner for 50 guests at Wesley Methodist Church.