Benedict Cumberbatch is planning to raise a margarita to honour physicist Stephen Hawking following his death on Wednesday (14th March).
Stephen Hawking was not only the world famous physicist. Hawking was also a celebrity, always promoting his books, theories and science.
Hawking died yesterday, in his home. He was 76 years old.
Many famous people from around the world were shocked by his death. Benedict Cumberbatch was one of them.
Cumberbatch has played Stephen Hawking in a little known TV movie Hawking (2004). Working on the movie Hawking (2004) Cumberbatch had a chance to meet with the famous physicist and to know him better.
Cumberbatch paid the last respects with kind words: I feel so lucky to have known such a truly great man whose profundity was found both in his work and the communication of that work. Both in person and in books. My heartfelt love and condolences to all his family and colleagues.