1994: Pink Floyd samples Hawking’s voice in “Keep Talking”

1999: Hawking and his flying wheelchair save the day on The Simpsons

2008: A disembodied Hawking gets sarcastic on Futurama

2012: Stephen Hawking becomes the first and only funny person to appear on The Big Bang Theory

2014: Hawking gets in on the “Ice Bucket Challenge” internet craze to support ALS

2014: Hawking jokes about robots and roasts John Oliver on his own show, Last Week Tonight

2016: Hawking battles actor Paul Rudd in an epic game of “quantum chess

For a comprehensive list of every Hawking appearance and reference in television, film, music, radio, video games, and books, go here. If you needed any more proof that Hawking was beloved in the entertainment community, dozens of actors, filmmakers, and celebrities have memorialized the legendary scientist on social media today.

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