For those of you who didn't know, I'm sort of a science geek, that's why this is a bummer....
CAMBRIDGE, England, April 20 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking, who has been "very ill," was hospitalized Monday, a Cambridge University statement said.
A spokesman said Hawking, 67, a wheelchair-bound professor best-known as the author of "A Brief History of Time," was undergoing tests at the school's Addenbrooke's Hospital, the British tabloid The Daily Mail reported.
Not since Einstein has the world of astrophysics had such an iconic figure as Professor Hawk.
Bonus: A virtual cookie to the first reader to name the origin of the moniker, "Professor Hawk".