Ciro Santilli
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Feynman's first wife.
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Feynman was like an reversed Stephen Hawking: he married his wife knowing that she had a serious illness, while Hawking's wife married him knowing that as well.
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Just that in Feynman's case, the disease outcome (tuberculosis) was much more uncertain, and she tragically died much earlier, while Hawking with his certainty of decline lived much longer.
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Reading about her death e.g. at Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by James Gleick (1994) is a major tearjerker, it's just too horrible.
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