‘Beautiful Mind’ John Nash, 86, dead in car accident
Game theory pioneer and Nobel Prize laureate John Nash, 86, whose life, works and painful struggle with schizophrenia formed the basis of the Academy Award-winning movie “A Beautiful Mind”, died on Saturday in a car accident in New Jersey.
Nash perished along with his wife Alicia, in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.
He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics with John Harsanyi (UC-Berkeley) and Reinhard Selten (Bonn University).
Director Ron Howard turned his tumultuous life into the big-screen movie with Russell Crowe in the starring role. The film, which picked up the Oscar for best picture in 2001, was based on the 1998 best-seller “A Beautiful Mind,” by Sylvia Nasar.