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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.
Nash and Alicia Nash, 82, of Princeton Township, were killed in a taxi crash Saturday, state police said. A colleague who had received an award with Nash in Norway earlier in the week said they had just flown home and the couple had taken a cab home from the airport.
Russell Crowe, who portrayed Nash in "A Beautiful Mind," tweeted that he was "stunned."
"An amazing partnership," he wrote. "Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."
In a statement Sunday, his co-star in the film, Jennifer Connelly, called the couple "an inspiration," and the film's director, Ron Howard, tweeted that "it was an honor telling part of their story."
Known as brilliant and eccentric, Nash was associated with Princeton University for many years, most recently serving as a senior research mathematician. He won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, which offered insight into the dynamics of human rivalry. It is considered one of the most influential ideas of the 20th century.
Just a few days ago, Nash had received a prize from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo with New York University mathematician Louis Nirenberg, who said he'd chatted with the couple for an hour at the airport in Newark before they'd gotten a cab. Nirenberg said Nash was a truly great mathematician and "a kind of genius."
Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber said the Nashes were special members of the university community.
"John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory, and the story of his life with Alicia moved millions of readers and moviegoers who marveled at their courage in the face of daunting challenges," Eisgruber said in a statement.
New Jersey State Police say the Nashes were both ejected from the cab in the crash around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Monroe Township, about 15 miles northeast of Trenton. The cab driver was hospitalized.
News of the deaths was shocking to Nirenberg.
They died doing what they loved. Fucking in the backseat of a cab.
Probably a drunk illegal too.
Coming back from Sears.
Not wearing a seat belt.
i wonder if he calculated where he was going to land before he hit the ground
This never happens with Johnny Cabs
Was it a cab or a car service?
Well, I guess it doesn't matter.
RIP Nash and wife.
For some reason I never use the seat belt in a taxi or Uber... dumb, I know
who doesn't have a car service?
February 23, 2015
This child actor turned A list director who is an Academy Award winner/nominee is usually a really nice guy but he refuses to pay up on a promise he made to some of the most underprivileged people in the world just because a film he made didn’t make any money. Apparently though, things are getting serious because he has hired bodyguards to keep him safe from some of their relatives.
Ron Howard/ A Good Lie
He suddenly shouted for the driver to swerve right to avoid hitting Ed Harris.
fuck off Rubber Biscuit
Steve, why were you checking out @EasyJesus linkedin?
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