Indeed, that always feels weird with such posts to me as well.I can't "like" this.
He lived more than twenty times the prognosis. From what I have read, seen and heard he was a man with a good sense of humour, despite his terrible illness. That is inspirational.Still, he lived for far longer than doctors told him upon the discovery of his illness. 76 years with a degenerative disease is an accomplishment in its own rights.
The world certainly could use one or more.Now that Einstein's spiritual successor is among the stars (and the black holes), who's gonna be (if there will be one) the next Hawking ?