Hawking, disabled since a young man by a degenerative disease, beat the odds stacked against him to became the most celebrated scientist of his era.
PRI's Vidal Guzman, who worked on the client relations team, died while on vacation in Puerto Rico with his family. He was 61.
Elizaveta Glinka died last weekend when a Russian military plane taking off from Sochi crashed into the Black Sea. Glinka ran a Russian humanitarian foundation that helped orphans and elderly people and was flying to Syria to help deliver food and medicine to children caught up in the civil war.
Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, never shied away from her personal struggles — confronting them head-on and even turning them into inspiration for her art.
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell remembers Michael for coming out as gay at a difficult moment for LGBT rights.
When Tavis Smiley went to Cuba in the late 1990s, he found himself in the middle of an awkward exchange with dictator Fidel Castro.
Israelis have been in love with Canadian-born singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who passed away this week at the age of 82. It all goes back to the time Cohen sang for Israeli troops during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Shimon Peres, longtime Israeli president, former prime minister and one of the country's founders, died Wednesday in Israel.
There was a special connection between Jose Fernandez and the city of Miami. And his recent death of the Miami Marlins pitcher is hitting the community hard.
A pop performer known for his flamboyancy on stage, prolific songwriting and bestselling tunes, Juan Gabriel died over the weekend of a heart attack. He was 66.
Rykiel will be remembered for upending the fashion world with her sophisticated laid-back chic, iconic bright stripes, fluid fabrics and easy-to-wear yet feminine style.