Dr. Stephen Hawking Thumb-Printed "RadioTimes" Magazine Collage with Multiple Photos & Funeral Program (Grocutt & Zhao)

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January 23-26 2016 issue of "RadioTimes" magazine page features a thumb-print by one of the most brilliant minds of our time, Dr. Stephen Hawking (D. 2018). Alongside the thumb-print of Dr. Hawking are a few inscriptions that were written by his personal healthcare assistant, George Zhao. Zhao's inscriptions reads:

- "To Gaynor - 20.01.2016"

- "Wherein Much Fun To Be Had"

- "This Is Right Thumb Print of Professor Stephen Hawking. Witness By George Zhao & Steve Grocutt"

Along with the magazine are photos of Dr. Stephen Hawking as well as a funeral program from Dr. Hawking's funeral. The date on the program is June 15th, 2018.

The authenticator on the letter of authenticity is Steve Grocutt. Mr. Grocutt was personally selected by Dr. Stephen Hawking to work on his private healthcare team from 2015-2017. During this time, he also worked with Mr. Zhao and it was during his time of employment that he was able to get a thumb-print signature of Dr. Stephen Hawking.

Dr. Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) was a renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, whose groundbreaking work in the field of theoretical physics significantly contributed to our understanding of the universe. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21, Hawking defied the odds, continuing his scientific pursuits while confined to a wheelchair and communicating through a computerized voice system. His most famous work, "A Brief History of Time," aimed to make complex scientific concepts accessible to a wider audience. Hawking's research on black holes, quantum mechanics, and the nature of the cosmos earned him numerous accolades, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Beyond his scientific achievements, Hawking became a symbol of resilience, intellect, and curiosity, inspiring people around the world with his indomitable spirit and contributions to the understanding of the universe.

The piece includes an official George Zhao & Steve Grocutt LOA for authenticity purposes. Zhao and Grocutt were Stephen Hawking's personal healthcare assistants.

Authentication: Zhao & Grocutt LOA

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