Stephen Hawking’s memorial service LIVE: The latest on late physicist’s Service of Thanksgiving

Professor Stephen Hawking’s voice will be beamed into space as his ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey today.

The broadcast is set to take place following a service that will feature readings and addresses from Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the physicist in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake, among others.  

One thousand members of the public, from more than 100 countries, have been offered the opportunity to attend the thanksgiving service, after a ballot attracted 25,000 applications for tickets.  

MailOnline brings you the latest updates.

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