Famous musician Vangelis has composed something special for Stephen Hawking’s memorial service – and it’s going to be beamed into space

A special piece of music, specifically composed in memory of Stephen Hawking, will be beamed into space.

The music, created by Vangelis, the same composer behind the iconic Bladerunner and Chariots of Fire scores, will be played at the memorial service for Professor Hawking at Westminster Abbey on Friday (June 15).

The piece of music will be played at the moment Stephen Hawking's ashes are interred near other beloved scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Charles Darwin.

The composer has created a special piece of music which will be beamed into space (Image: Stephen Hawking interment website)

As a tribute to Prof Hawking's work the music is going to be beamed into space during the service from the European Space Agency ground centre in Spain.

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Guests will be given a CD with the music on it (Image: Stephen Hawking interment website)

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Stephen Hawking's funeral

The music from Vangelis will follow a number of readings and prayers read by friends and family of Prof Stephen Hawking.

Some of the people taking part in the service include Lucy and Jane Hawking and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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