Stephen Hawking floats in a weightless environment during a flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 owned and operated by the Zero-Gravity Corporation in 2007. File photo: EPA

ALS: the disease Stephen Hawking defied for decades

ALS became something of a household name in 2014 after the viral ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, which saw people upload videos of themselves pouring cold water over their heads in a bid to raise awareness about the disease

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Stephen Hawking floats in a weightless environment during a flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 owned and operated by the Zero-Gravity Corporation in 2007. File photo: EPA
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