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Celebrities who turned down knighthoods

People around the world are fascinated with Queen Elizabeth and the royal family and their customs. But, many celebrities aren't caught up in the trappings of royalty. Here's a list of those who have turned down knighthoods.

Stephen Hawking's most prized possessions go under the hammer

Some of the most prized and significant possessions of the brilliant British physicist Stephen Hawking are to go under the hammer at Christie's in London later this month, including a copy of his PhD thesis, a script for the TV series "The Simpsons" and his earliest surviving wheelchair.

Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76.

Tributes flood in as world remembers Stephen Hawking

Figures from the scientific community and beyond came together to mark the passing of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at age 76 on Wednesday, the same day as Albert Einstein's birthday, also known as "Pi day."