Stephen Hawking may have been a world renowned physicist, but his dry wit and penchant for strip clubs may have been lost in the numerous depictions of the icon in popular culture.

Hawking died Wednesday at the age of 76 due to complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, 55 years after he was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease.

Despite Hawking's numerous awards, books, and TV appearances, here are some things you might not have known about the theoretical physicist.

— By Jessica Chia, New York Daily News