If you don’t know, Eddie portrayed Stephen in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, and won an Oscar for his work in the movie.
“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet,” Eddie told Just Jared in a statement. “My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.”
Other celebrities have been paying tribute to Stephen since word broke that he tragically passed at the age of 76.
RIP to Stephen Hawking.