Previously unseen photos reveal childhood of physicist Stephen Hawking
The family of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking have released a series of photos of his childhood ahead of a memorial service to remember him.
Hawking died aged 76 in March 2018. He was known around the world for his work in science and his outspoken comments on politics, current affairs and global matters. During his life, he was portrayed on the big screen by Eddy Redmayne in The Theory of Everything.
The previously unseen photos depict Hawking on holiday as a child on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
Joining hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, his daughter Lucy Hawking said she was "enormously lucky" to have the time she had with her father and reminisced on him and the legacy he left.
She promised that Friday's memorial ceremony would be "positive and optimistic" - a fitting way to remember a legend remembered so fondly by many.
His ashes will be interred at Westminster Abbey during a Service of Thanksgiving near the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.