I wish this was a story, but its too real. Stephen Hawking died on Pi Day. From the Guardian:
Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.
“He once said: ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him for ever.”
To me, he was one of few people who made an impact in both science and popular culture. I, and many others will miss him.