Stephen Hawking is not dead

The web of lies was working away yesterday: apparently, some bored wankers created some twitter accounts and started injecting rumors into the internet that Hawking had been killed by a Christian fundamentalist, and they’ve been spreading everywhere — I’m getting all kinds of email from people wondering if it is true.

No reputable news source is carrying any story about it, and the only source is a couple of anonymous twitter accounts. So what do you think?